Trident Motorsport has confirmed Marino Sato for the upcoming 2021 FIA Formula 2 Championship. He will be joined by Formula 3 graduate Bent Viscaal.
Sato will be aiming to build upon his first full season in F2 in 2020, in which he partnered Roy Nissany but only yielded a singular point finish in the Mugello Sprint Race.
His season ended on a high with the Japanese driver participating in the F1 Young Drivers Test at the back end of 2020 with Alpha Tauri.
“I’m really looking forward to continuing our journey together with team Trident.”
”We had a very tough season last year but we were improving race by race.
I need to thank everyone who’s Involved”
Bent Viscaal prepares for his inaugural Formula 2 season following a 13th place finish in last season’s FIA Formula 3 Championship.
He started the season off slowly, before achieving a podium in Hungary and a win in Silverstone’s Sprint race, which impressed Team Manager Giacomo Ricci.
The Dutch driver was able to confirm his promising talent on numerous occasions last season and will be looking to build upon this with Trident in 2021.
”I cannot wait to make my debut in the FIA Formula 2 Championship with Trident Motorsport.”
”I will be on-track for collective pre-season testing in just about two weeks, and I am really excited! We did great preparation work.”
”I have been aware of the value of Trident Motorsport for quite some time, and it’s finally time to work together. I am sure that we will achieve great results.”
Team Manager Giacomo Ricci is excited by his new driver pairing and is looking ahead to the 2021 season, in particular the new format which could present better opportunities for the team.
2020 was a difficult year for the team, who languished 11th in the Constructors Championship.
Trident were left ruing missed opportunities in 2020. The most notable, a Lap 1 incident at Spa which squandered any chance of a win from Pole.
“Team Trident is proud to line-up 21-year-old Marino Sato for the second consecutive season after the positive experience started twelve months ago. I strongly believe that the new format of the series, featuring three races with reverse grids, will enable Marino to cruise to the points zone repeatedly and continue his growth in the FIA F2 Championship.”
”Trident Motorsport is greatly satisfied to announce that Bent Viscaal will make his FIA Formula 2 Championship debut under the team’s banner in the opening round of the season at Sakhir. We had Bent with us for one day of testing last December in Bahrain, and we had the chance to appreciate his speed skills multiple times. We are convinced we will be able to reach great results together, and we will provide him with our best support to help him find his fit with our family as quickly as possible.”
Exciting times lay ahead for Trident, and we look forward to witnessing their return in just a few week’s time.