The FIA Formula 2 Championship will be back on track this weekend at the legendary English track of Silverstone, the home of British motor racing. The venue, located in Northamptonshire, will host round 4 of 2021, which will round out the first half of the season. The Trident Motorsport drivers are aiming to maintain their growth and secure valuable points.
After the 2021 opener in the Sakhir desert and a double street course challenge between Monte Carlo and Baku, the FIA Formula 2 Championship is back at the classic British venue of Silverstone this weekend. Making its return to Europe, the series will line up on one of the fastest and most technical locations in racing to highlight the middle part of the year. Fans will be back on the grandstands too, which will improve and warm up the atmosphere.
With 5.891 kilometres of length, Silverstone is known for being fast and providing high loads, with ten corners to the right and eight to the left, plus several passing opportunities.
Silverstone tends to be harder on tyres and for the first time, a Medium-Hard combination will be used. The team's two drivers, Bent Viscaal and Marino Sato, are aiming to hit the points zone with good frequency, and to confirm their encouraging and improving trend.
Viscaal is back from fourth place in Race 2 at Baku, a result that allowed the Dutchman to break the ice and take his first eight points in the series. The driver from Albergen will make his Silverstone debut on an FIA Formula 2 Championship car, but ran there with F3 in 2020. Sato, who already gained good experience last year at Silverstone, is looking to climb back to the points zone after finishing P8 in the opening race at Sakhir. The goal will also be to improve Trident Motorsport's position in the team ranking.
Giacomo Ricci, Team Manager:
“The FIA Formula 2 Championship will be back after more than a month with a pivotal round in the UK, on a classic and challenging track which provides strong motivation as we complete the first half of the season. We expect Sato and Viscaal to provide solid and consistent performance, in order to come away from one of the fastest and most technical circuits of the season with good results. The technical staff of Trident Motorsport will give their full energy to support them. The preparation work was thorough, now the word goes to the track. We absolutely want to improve our position in the team ranking."
The FIA Formula 2 Championship will start its British weekend on Friday morning at 11:30 with the 45-minute practice session. Qualifying will be later the same day at 16:50. The Sprint Race 1 will be at 8:50 AM on Saturday, while Sprint Race 1 will follow at 14:45 in the afternoon. The Feature Race will start at 10:50 on Sunday. All the action will be covered by the Sky Sports networks. All times are local, 1 hour behind Central European Time.