Running at the team’s home racetrack, the Team Trident drivers did not score results in line with the expectations. Roy Nissany, who was fifth in qualifying, was assessed a 10-second penalty for contact with another car. Marino Sato struggled with race pace.
In the opening race for round 8 of the FIA Formula 2 Championship, running at the quick Monza venue in Lombardy, the Team Trident drivers did not score results in-line with the expectations. In qualifying, Roy Nissany and Marino Sato had scored the fourth and 13th fastest lap respectively. Especially for the Israeli racer, the pace was quite remarkable. After taking off from the third row of the grid with “prime” tires, the ones with a harder compound, Nissany held onto the sixth place for quite a long time. Unfortunately, contact with another driver led to a 10-second penalty assessed by the stewards, which caused Nissany to slip down the order. Marino Sato experienced a more uneventful race. The Japanese driver, who went away from the seventh row of the grid, faced race pace issues and ended in P20, right behind his teammate. The drivers and technical staff of Team Trident are working to prepare for the Sprint Race, which will start tomorrow morning at 11:10.
Giacomo Ricci, Team Manager:
“It was a difficult race for our drivers. Nissany made contact with Mazepin taking a 10-second penalty which ruined his result. He had scored an excellent fifth place in the qualifying session, and we were hoping for a better result in our home race. Marino Sato, on the other hand, struggled to find the pace.”