Team Trident drivers Roy Nissany and Marino Sato showed a positive pace at the end of a comeback race they completed in 11th and 14th place respectively.
In the Sprint Race that rounded out the eighth round of the FIA Formula 2 Championship season, the Team Trident drivers showed a solid race pace although they did not make it to the points. Roy Nissany, who started from the 19th position on the grid, completed a comeback race in P11, despite the Israeli driver was assessed a ten-second penalty for touching another car at the first chicane. On the Monza circuit, the 25-year-old from Tel Aviv showed a competitive pace but, as happened in the Feature Race, the penalty affected his balance. 21-year-old Marino Sato put up a positive race pace at times, in the context of a midpack run without any particular high moments. The Japanese driver, who started from P20 on the starting grid, finished in 14th position. The calendar will now feature the second Italian round coming up in seven days. The FIA Formula 2 Championship cars will be featuring for the first time on the scenic Mugello circuit. Now the technical staff and the drivers of Team Trident will focus on preparing for the new challenge.
Giacomo Ricci, Team Manager:
“We expressed an appreciable level of performance at Monza, but we were not able to turn it into solid points. Nissany made a brilliant comeback from P19 to P11 despite being hit by a ten-second penalty. Sato delivered a consistent race in the middle of the pack, moving up from P20 to P14.”