Team Trident drivers Marino Sato and Roy Nissany ended their second British weekend with a convincing run although they did not find their way to the top-10
In the Sprint Race that wrapped-up the fifth round of the FIA Formula 2 Championship at Silverstone, Team Trident drivers Roy Nissany and Marino Sato did not break into the top-10 and delivered a consistent race at the mid of the pack. The placement within the bottom half of the starting grid, a consequence of the outcome of the Feature Race, clearly influenced the result of race 2 at the Northamptonshire track. Nissany finished the Sprint Race in 15th place, showing a convincing race pace at times. The Tel Aviv-born driver made a good comeback from the eighteenth position on the starting grid. Marino Sato finished the Sprint Race two spots behind the 25-year-old Israeli driver. The race featured only few overtakes after a train of cars formed at the beginning. The Team Trident racers suffered for some thermal degradation in the early stages. In the following part, the initial graining disappeared and both drivers showed great pace in the final laps. Coming out of the double round on British soil, the series will take no breaks. F2 will line-up at the Iberian track of Catalunya, just outside Barcelona.
Giacomo Ricci, Team Manager:
“Our drivers put together a linear race in the second half of the pack. Their position on the starting grid clearly influenced the outcome of today's race, which featured little chance for overtaking. There were trains of cars at the beginning and ours suffered from degradation in the first phase of the running. As the laps went by, the graining disappeared, allowing our drivers to put up a good pace in the final part stages”.