Formula 2

Heading to Monte Carlo with a competitive approach

Heading to Monte Carlo with a competitive approach

Imola out, Monte Carlo in. From the ups and downs of the Italian circuit, the FIA Formula 2 Championship moves to the slowest, shortest, most challenging, but also most glamorous and fascinating venue of the year. Every year, the Principality of Monaco welcomes the Formula 1 feeder series in an event that has always been anticipated and sometimes feared, especially by rookies. 

Monte Carlo is the weekend with the most laps completed, the barriers are the closes and the slightest mistake has fatal consequences. The second race on European soil, the first on a city track, combines charm and tension. Monte Carlo allows no mistakes. Qualifying is decisive, considering the tough overtaking and a small oversight is enough to ruin the whole weekend. 

Both Trident Motorsport drivers are returning from an encouraging trip to Imola. Roman Staněk posted a promising P7 in qualifying but achieved little in the two races held due to some incidents, such as the crash at the start of the Sprint Race, which kept the winner of the Melbourne Sprint Race out of the points. As for Richard Verschoor, the 23-year-old-took got away from Romagna with seventh place in the Feature Race. 

Both drivers hope to have a competitive weekend. The preparation work was, as usual, very detailed and accurate. Now it's up to the drivers and team to put what they have prepared into practice. 

Giacomo Ricci, Team Manager: “Monte Carlo is a long-anticipated event, because of its charm, but also because it is an especially unforgiving track, where the qualifying session is extremely important and every small mistake is fatal. It will be key to do well from the free practice session to have the necessary confidence to attack when it counts and secure positive starting positions. It is notoriously very difficult to overtake at Monte Carlo, especially in the Sprint Race with no pit-stops. With tire changes and strategies, the Feature Race offers a few more opportunities. The drivers and our technical staff have prepared the trip to the Principality with great determination. We aim to have a competitive weekend."

The FIA Formula 2 Championship will start on Thursday at 15:00 with a 45-minute free practice session. Qualifying is scheduled for Friday, divided into two groups, at 15:10. The Sprint Race is set to go underway at 14:15. The Feature Race, which will wrap up the weekend, will start on Sunday at 9:40 AM. The activity on the track will be fully broadcasted live by the Sky Sports Network.