In the last outing of the season, Team Trident drivers Marino Sato and Roy Nissany did not make it to the points. The backward position on the starting grid had a negative impact on today's outcome.
In the Sprint Race which wrapped up the 12th and final round of the 2020 FIA Formula 2 Championship, Team Trident drivers Marino Sato and Roy Nissany delivered a mid-pack race, the outcome of which was certainly conditioned by the backward positioning on the starting grid. Marino Sato started from P17 on the grid, did not impress when the traffic lights went out and was swallowed by the cars taken behind him. Dropped to P21 position, the 21-year-old Japanese put up a positive recovery he ended in P16. Sato found himself for some time behind the sister car of team-mate Roy Nissany, who started better than his teammate but eventually had a comparable run to Sato. The Williams test driver finished his last race of the season in P15. The double round at Sakhir delivers the 2020 FIA Formula 2 Championship season to history. However, the series won’t immediately go back to their base with three intense days of testing planned at the Bahrain venue from December 8 to 10. The session will be useful to try new technical solutions and evaluating drivers ahead of 2021.
Giacomo Ricci, Team Manager
"There were no particular expectations for today’s race, given that our drivers started from placings far away on the grid. Sato lost some positions when the traffic lights went out but completed a comeback race that ended in P16, right behind the sister car of Nissany. We will now stay on the Sakhir track until the middle of next week for a demanding post-season test from December 8 to 10.”