Surprise P2 for Trident’s Verschoor

Surprise P2 for Trident’s Verschoor

Surprise P2 for Trident’s Verschoor

Trident’s Richard Verschoor, was as surprised as the next person to qualify in P2 for Sunday’s FIA Formula 2 Feature Race.

Over team radio the Dutchman jubilantly expressed his shock and joy, as he grabbed yet another good result, on the back of his Bahrain Sprint Race win last weekend.

Despite an almost full season in 2021, Verschoor missed the Jeddah race weekend last year, meaning this was his first attempt at the formidable circuit:

“It was definitely challenging out there. From the feeling it was way too long to learn the circuit.”

In the earlier Practice session he was considerably off the pace, finishing in P14, which may explain the surprise of his qualifying result:

“The first two laps I did on the softs. I did it only one second quicker than what I did in Practice, in the 44s. And then I ended up 40.6, so I went over three seconds quicker!”

The Qualifying session saw three red flags, highlighting how tricky the circuit remains, despite the changes made in preparation for this weekend.

The contrast in Verschoor’s two sessions perhaps demonstrate this:

“It shows how difficult this track actually is, especially if you’re like a rookie at this track. So, I was really pleased with my lap in the end.”

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