In the feature race of the fifth round of the F2 series, held again at Silverstone, the Team Trident drivers did not manage to get into the points.
In the opening race of the fifth round of the FIA Formula 2 Championship season, once again at the historic British track of Silverstone, the Team Trident drivers delivered a linear race which ended outside the points zone. Israeli racer Roy Nissany, who started from 21st position on the grid, put together a good comeback after the mechanics worked all night to replace the chassis of his car. Nissany maintained a convincing race pace and finished in P18 right behind teammate Sato. In terms of the Japanese driver's car, the team was called to an extraordinary job after a fire started from the engine during the free practice session. The mechanics worked hard on Sato's car, and the driver scored a good 14th place in the qualifying session. The driver from Yokohama got too much wheelspin the start though, and completed the opening lap in 18th place, bottled at the bottom of the pack. Sato put up a positive race pace at times and finished the Feature Race in the 17th position. Now the technical staff will examine the data collected in today's race to prepare for the Sprint Race, which will take place tomorrow morning at 11:10 local time.
Giacomo Ricci, Team Manager:
“The team worked all night to complete the chassis change on Nissany’s car, which suffered no problems in the Feature Race and had a pretty decent run. We are satisfied with the work done. As for Sato, unfortunately, the Japanese racer got too much wheelspin at the start and ended up stuck in traffic. We hope that tomorrow’s race will give us the opportunity to recover with a good strategy. "