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FIA F3 Championship, Monza, Race Two Report

FIA F3 Championship, Monza, Race Two Report

In race 2 at the Italian Grand Prix venue, Team Trident scored the fifth place with Lirim Zendeli. David Beckmann was forced to retire by a broken suspension while Olli Caldwell recovered well up to the 9th spot.

The Sprint race of the FIA Formula 3 Championship at Monza wrapped up the eighth round of the series Team Trident is saying goodbye to the northern Italian track with only one car finishing in the points in race 2, driven by Lirim Zendeli who finished in fifth place. The 20-year-old driver from Bochum, who in the early stages of the race had even cruised the lead, lost time in some battles and cut through at the first chicane which dropped him in seventh place. In the final part of the Sprint Race, the German put up a good recovery to round out the top-5 despite Liam Lawson pushing him off the track. It was not a lucky day for David Beckmann, forced to retire by a suspension broken in contact with Oscar Piastri while the German was fighting for the podium. Beckmann's car suddenly slowed down, with him forced to get back to the pit lane. British 18-year-old racer Olli Caldwell delivered a remarkable recovery as he fought back from P29 on the starting grid to an excellent ninth position. Now the technical staff and the drivers of Team Trident will focus on preparing for the next round scheduled in seven days at Mugello circuit, which will hosts the category for the first time.

Giacomo Ricci, Team Manager:

“Today's results are not in line with the potential we showed, and in the next round at Mugello, we aim to strengthen the second position in the team ranking. In the Sprint Race, Zendeli took the fifth position after leading in the early stages. Liam Lawson pushed our driver off the track, affecting his result. David Beckmann broke a suspension in contact with Oscar Piastri. Olli Caldwell delivered an excellent comeback and ended up in ninth place."