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FIA F2 Championship, Imola, Feature Race Report

FIA F2 Championship, Imola, Feature Race Report

FIA F2 Championship, Imola, Feature Race Report 

 Trident Motorsport drivers out of the points zone at Imola

Lining up for the FIA Formula 2 Championship Feature Race at the Santerno track, Richard Verschoor and Calan Williams did not make it to the points zone as the low starting positions on the grid proved impossible to overcome. 

The Feature Race that wrapped up the third round of the FIA Formula 2 Championship at Imola did not bring great satisfaction to the Trident Motorsport drivers, as they could not make it to the points in the final race of the weekend. Richard Verschoor, who started from P19 on the grid, began the race with the Prime tyres and was not helped by the dynamics of the event, featuring a Safety-Car situation right when the drivers on the opposite strategy had their pit stop window. Australian Calan Williams fell to the same issue as he was on the same strategy as his team-mate, running into the same penalizing situation. During the Feature Race, both Trident Motorsport drivers showed a solid pace but were unable to recover: multiple trains of cars all on DRS formed, opening no real chances for attacking. The Trident Motorsport cars held P8 with Verschoor and P9 with Williams for several laps, but when they finally came back to the pit lane for the tire change, they found themselves out of the top ten, in P15 and P16 respectively. Formula 2 will now take a one-month break, with the fourth round of the year scheduled from May 20th to 22nd at Montmelò.

 

Giacomo Ricci, Team Manager, Feature Race quote

“Today's race gave us very little satisfaction. The results were conditioned by the negative qualifying session, which forced Verschoor and Williams to start from row 10 on the starting grid. Furthermore, the strategy of starting with both drivers on Prime compound tyres did not reward us, as a Safety-Car situation in the early stages favoured the drivers who had started with the softer compound. Even in today's race, there were few overtakes on track, and only those who guessed the correct strategy managed to recover."