In the closing race at Montmelò, the Trident Motorsport drivers performed at excellent levels. Doohan took a brilliant second place, while Novalak and Schumacher finished in P6 and P12 respectively.
In Race 3 at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, which wrapped up the opening round of the 2021 FIA Formula 3 Championship, the Trident Motorsport drivers performed at excellent levels. By doing so, they confirmed the high performance highlighted by the Italian squad's racecars yesterday. Jack Doohan started from second place on the grid, but lost a few positions and slipped to fourth place in the very early stages. The Australian then put up a convincing comeback that allowed him to secure second place at the end. Unfortunately, at that moment the leader of the race was no longer within the reach of Doohan, who had the pace to aim for the win.
Frenchman Clément Novalak can also draw a positive balance for the weekend after scoring sixth place which means he is now sitting third in the championship table, just six points behind leader Dennis Hauger. The Avignon-born driver confirmed that he is at the top of his game in terms of race management.
After being rear-ended by another driver and having seen his chances for a probable win slip away, David Schumacher fought for most of the time among the top-10 before finishing in P12. The German second-generation racer did not have a set of new tyres at his disposal and made a small mistake.
The teams of the FIA Formula 3 Championship will remain on Spanish soil during the week, as a collective test session is planned in Andalusia at Jerez. The calendar of the category offers a few weeks off, which will allow the competitors to work on the data collected in the first outing in Catalunya. FIA F3 will race again on the last weekend of June together with the French Grand Prix at Le Castellet, where Trident Motorsport aims to play, once again, a leading role.
Giacomo Ricci, Team Manager, Race 3 commentary
"It was an extremely positive weekend. We scored many points and showed a high level of performance. Race 3 did not feature high thermal degradation of the tires. Doohan’s performance today was certainly outstanding and he secured a great second place. If he hadn't lost time at the start, he could have definitely aimed for victory. Novalak, once again, proved to be effective and consistent in managing the race. Schumacher didn't have a fresh set of tires and made a small mistake. We are really satisfied with the outcome of the first race of the season as we are exiting the weekend second in the team ranking. Now we are aiming to do a good job in the test scheduled for next week at Jerez”.