Dutch driver Richard Verschoor suffered yet more misfortune in the Feature Race at Round 9 of the 2022 FIA Formula 2 Championship in Le Castellet, with Team Manager Giacomo Ricci calling it “not a lucky race”.
Verschoor, who was disqualified after winning the Feature Race in Austria, found himself running eighth entering the final laps but came onto the radio reporting a burning smell.
21-year-old Vershoor pulled off the track on the pit straight as the cars around him accelerated onto their final lap of the race, which made it a weekend to forget for the Benschop-born driver.
“A retirement with Richard Verschoor while he was in P8, precluded any chance of getting back into the points. Up to that point he had experienced a very solid run,” said Ricci.
Calan Williams in the second Trident missed out on the final points position, finishing 11th, with Ricci explaining the Australian “didn’t manage the final sprint to take a well-deserved P10.”
The Feature Race rounded off a miserable weekend for Trident, having scored no points at all, with Williams finishing the Sprint Race 13th after Verschoor suffered a clutch issue that prevented him from starting the race.
“We will now pour all our energy into preparing and contesting the next round of the championship next weekend in Budapest,” said Ricci.
Following their point-less weekend, Trident remains in 10th position in the Teams’ Standings on 50-points.