Roy Nissany, who started from the first position on the grid, was forced to retire due to a collision with Daniel Ticktum. The Israeli driver had the potential to aim for victory. Marino Sato was pushed off the track by Jehan Daruvala.
There is great regret for Team Trident at the end of the Sprint Race held at Spa-Francorchamps, which hosted the seventh round of the FIA Formula 2 Championship. Roy Nissany, who had taken-off the first position and was leading the race, collided with Daniel Ticktum on lap 3. The cars of Ticktum and Nissany entered the “Les Combes” esses paired and came into contact. The 25-year-old from Tel Aviv got the worst of it, crashing hard into the barriers. Fortunately, he came out of his car unscathed from his badly damaged car. It was an absolutely avoidable episode in the early stages of the race, as Roy Nissany had clearly shown that he had the potential to fight for the win. After cutting to the inside, Ticktum should have lifted and given up the position. Instead, he re-entered the track as Nissany arrived, hitting him and sending him in the barriers. It was also a bad day for Marino Sato, who was pushed off the track by Jehan Daruvala when he was having a solid race in the middle of the pack. After the emotional rollercoaster at Spa, the team's drivers and technical staff will focus on preparing for the next round of the season, scheduled on their home track of Monza next weekend.
Giacomo Ricci, Team Manager:
"There is a big regret for the crash in which Roy Nissany was involved as he could have aimed for the win. Unfortunately, Ticktum hit our driver sending him into the barriers. The damage the car is huge, but Roy is fine. Sato was also sent off the track by a rival, Jehan Daruvala. Now we need to put the emotions aside and move on. We need to focus on preparing for the next round in Monza.”