Formula 2

Trident fails to score on its superiority

Trident fails to score on its superiority

The Feature Race concluded the fifth round of the FIA Formula 2 Championship season on the street circuit of Monte Carlo, but it did not bring any points to Trident Motorsport despite the good early conditions. The team had in fact achieved a sensational pole with Dutchman Richard Verschoor.

Roman Staněk had a good qualifying too, starting from the third row with the sixth fastest time. As the lights went out, both Trident Motorsport drivers were off to a good start, with Verschoor taking the lead and Staněk moving up to P6. The two drivers started with the Prime tyres, the Soft ones and opted for the strategy of having a long first stint of the race, before finishing with the more performing Options, the Supersofts.

Verschoor firmly took the lead of the race, gradually extending his lead until his engine lost power and eventually forced him to retire. After a promising start to the race, Staněk's pace increased but, due to the unfavourable dynamics of the race with the interventions of the safety and virtual safety car, the Czech gradually moved away from the points zone. Now the championship is taking a break, the next event is scheduled on the ups and downs of Montmelò for the third weekend of June. 

Giacomo Ricci, Team Manager, Feature Race Quote:“It wasn't the race we expected. Richard Verschoor started well from pole position and was controlling the race until a loss of power, on which the technical staff is carrying out checks. That led to a progressive drop in the race pace of the Dutch driver, who was eventually forced to retire in a race from which we could have emerged victorious. Roman Staněk had a less solid pace, as he wasn't too favoured by the dynamics of the race, finishing outside the points."