The second race held on British soil confirmed the good form of David Beckmann. With his second win of the season, he clinched P3 in the driver standings.
The second race held at Silverstone completed the first British round of the 2020 FIA Formula 2 Championship, and David Beckmann was the Team Trident driver with the most positive balance. The 20-year-old German managed the race to perfection and collected his second win of the season, enough to clinch third place in the overall classification. Beckmann started from the second place on the grid, and challenged the leading car of Smolyar both at the beginning and in the final stages, albeit with no luck. However, the Russian was investigated for the many changes of direction in the fight with Beckmann. Following a thorough analysis, the stewards assessed the ART GP driver a 5-second penalty which handed Beckmann a win he deserved for his pace and experience.
Teammate and fellow German Lirim Zendeli, who started from the 13th place on the grid, delivered a great performance too although he could not enter the top-10. He set a very fast pace to confirm his great potential. The Team Trident staff put up a massive effort to repair Olli Caldwell’s car which was heavily damaged in a race 1 crash. The 18-year-old Brit ended his weekend with a solid run at the back of the pack. The series will be back in action next weekend at the same venue. Data analysis will thus be key to prepare and improve for the coming round.
Giacomo Ricci, Team Manager:
“We are satisfied with today's balance. Even though it came after the race, we brought home an important victory after the one at Budapest, which allows Beckmann to rise to third place in the championship ranking. Unfortunately, the result of the race of Zendeli and Caldwell was conditioned by the position on the starting grid. On the other hand, their pace was competitive. Now we aim to continue this positive run in seven days when F3 will star again at Silverstone”.