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FIA F3 Championship, Sakhir, Feature Race

FIA F3 Championship, Sakhir, Feature Race

FIA F3 Championship, Sakhir, Feature Race
Trident Motorsport drivers face bad luck in Bahrain Feature Race.
Lining up for the FIA Formula 3 Championship’s Feature Race in Bahrain, Zane Maloney and Roman Staněk were hampered by an engine issue and a puncture respectively. Despite not being in optimal physical conditions, Edgar almost hit the points zone. 

 

The opening weekend of the 2022 FIA Formula 3 Championship came to its conclusion with the running of the feature races, which did not prove lucky for the Trident Motorsport drivers. Czech 18-year-old driver Roman Staněk, who was starting from the second spot on the grid, was rear-ended by another car and then sidelined by a right rear puncture in the opening part of the race. Staněk suffered the same fate of Race 1 when he was slowed down by contact and by the resulting puncture. After coming back to the pits and rejoining the race, Staněk kept a quick race pace and set the fastest lap of the day.

 

Starting from P5 on the grid, Zane Maloney immediately gained one spot. Unfortunately, while he was already aiming for the points zone, the Barbadian started experiencing an engine issue that forced him to retire before the end of the first lap. Despite not racing in optimal conditions, Jonny Edgar started from P14 on the grid and had to fight hard in the opening lap, which certainly did not help his car’s setup. The British racer had a consistent race but only barely missed the points zone in P11. The FIA Formula 3 Championship will now go for a month-long break before being back to racing, but test sessions are already scheduled at Jerez and Barcelona. They will be crucial to prepare for the next event, set for April 22nd to 24th at Imola. 

 

Giacomo Ricci, Team Manager, Feature Race:

“Our drivers had no luck whatsoever today. Staněk had excellent potential, but once again, his race was compromised by a rear-end collision that punctured his right rear tire. Maloney was forced to surrender early as his engine broke in the very early stages after he had made a great start. Edgar faced this weekend in precarious physical conditions and it is already a great result that he managed to finish the race so close to the points zone. Now we will prepare to do our best ahead of the next event, scheduled for the end of April at Imola. We will race in front of our public there."