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FIA F2 Championship, Spa-Francorchamps, Feature Race Report

FIA F2 Championship, Spa-Francorchamps, Feature Race Report

In the seventh round of the FIA Formula 2 Championship, Roy Nissany brought home solid eighth position, which allows him to return to the points zone and start from the P1 in tomorrow's Sprint Race. Marino Sato took the 15th place at the end of a midpack race.

In the opening race of round 7 of the 2020 FIA Formula 2 Championship, running at the legendary Belgian track of Spa-Francorchamps, Team Trident returned to the points with the eighth position captured by Roy Nissany, who delivered a brilliant comeback from 15th position on the starting grid. The Israeli driver started with the "prime" compound, the hardest one, to switch to the "option" with eight laps to go. Thanks to the winning strategy and the excellent race pace, the 25-year-old driver from Tel Aviv put together a series of fast laps and excellent overtakes in the final stages that allowed him to climb up to P8 and fight back to the points zone, a result that he was missing since the series opener at Spielberg. In the Sprint Race, scheduled for tomorrow, Nissany will aim for his first win of the season. Marino Sato finished in the 15th position at the end of a linear race. The 21-year-old from Japan, who started from P16 on the grid, lost some positions in the first phase of the race. After changing tires, he kept a convincing race pace at times and finished in the middle of the pack. In both tire changes, the pit stop staff were very quick and smooth, performing without a hitch. Now the technical staff of Team Trident will work together with the drivers to analyze the feedback of today's race in preparation work for the Sprint Race, which will take place tomorrow morning at 11:10 am.

Giacomo Ricci, Team Manager:

“We are really pleased with Nissany's remarkable performance, in line with his growth. He put up a very competitive race pace and climbed up to the eighth position, which allows him to return to the points and start from the front of the grid in tomorrow's Sprint Race. The team made a very quick tire change, helping him to finalize his comeback.  Sato's performance was linear, and he finished in P15 after losing some positions at the start. The goal for tomorrow's race is to fight for the victory with Nissany!”