In the third round of the series hosted at Hungaroring, the Team Trident drivers were involved in a collision which signified a double DNF for them.
In the opening race of the third round of the 2020 FIA Formula 2 Championship, hosted at Hungaroring, the Team Trident drivers faced a day conditioned by really bad luck. In the third lap of the feature race, Israeli driver Roy Nissany lost a braking point at the first corner after the front straight. His car, with locked wheels, hit the one of his teammate Marino Sato, who was already into the corner. Both the Team Trident drivers were forced to retire immediately. Sato and Nissany were aiming for a comeback race considering that qualifying – held with a wet track – didn’t see them go further than the 19th and 20th place respectively. Nissany promptly apologized to his teammate and to the team for the mistake made and its consequences. In a hard-fought race, both drivers would have been in for a great experience as the team had selected what would have turned out to be the right strategy. Now both drivers are working with their technical staff to prepare for the Sprint Race which will be tomorrow morning at 11:10 AM in a weekend that has been so far lacking satisfaction.
Giacomo Ricci, Team Manager:
“There’s not really much to say after the Feature Race. Unfortunately, our drivers collided in the early stages which led to a double instant retirement. It’s a pity because the race itself has been full of surprises and they could have performed brilliantly.”