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FIA F.3 Championship, Spielberg, Sprint Race Report 

FIA F.3 Championship, Spielberg, Sprint Race Report 

Trident Motorsport claims 10 points with Roman Staněk and Jonny Edgar


In the Sprint Race held on Styrian soil, the Czech and the Brit ended up in P5 and P7 respectively, handing the team 10 valuable points that enabled Trident Motorsport to move up to third place in the team standings.


Zane Maloney, Jonny Edgar, and Roman Staněk set the fifth, sixth and seventh lap time of qualifying respectively, showing a solid and consistent level of performance. However, the display of a red flag in the final part of the session affected the final results, preventing several drivers from completing their fastest laps. The Sprint Race was hotly contested, impacted by neutralizations and by a safety car situation that recompacted the ranks. One of several incidents that occurred in the race involved a blameless Zane Maloney, Who had real chances to aim for the podium in P4. The Bridgetown native was bumped by a rival and was forced to retire after a spin. 


Roman Staněk finished in a solid heat in fifth place. The Czech driver managed to gain two spots from their starting grid position. Roman Staněk now holds the fifth position in the championship standings, 13 points away from the top. Last but not least, Jonny Edgar finished in seventh place, two positions behind his teammate, after having a slight drop in the final stages. The British driver is showing a promising consistency of performance. The total haul by Trident Motorsport in the Sprint Race is ten points, which equals a victory and allow the team to move up to third place in the ranking reserved for Teams. This is a positive result that puts the team in the ideal condition to launch a challenge in tomorrow's Feature Race. 


Giacomo Ricci, Team Manager, Sprint Race quote

"The 10 points achieved in this morning's Sprint Race are an acceptable balance considering the starting positions. Once again, we miss the points coming from Maloney, who was forced to retire due to a collision in which he was not at fault. Our cars had a good pace today, although not as dominant as on other occasions. We saw a very aligned level of performance among the front runners. We are delighted that Staněk has moved closer to the top of the standings and that Edgar is showing an impressive consistency of performance. Now our goal is to do better in tomorrow's race and leave Styria with a podium finish."