As teams try to turn their fortunes around in the last leg of the F2 season, Trident has had mixed results so far. With only one car in the top ten during qualifying for the Feature Race, the results of the Sprint Race gave them a small reason to celebrate.
The start of the race was not ideal for Richard Verschoor but he came back at the end of the Kemmel Straight to take third place. Calan Williams who started down in P18 was able to recover to P14 during the course of the race.
By lap six, things started to go against Verschoor as UNI Virtuosi’s Jack Doohan cruised passed the Dutchman for third place. In an incident on lap 11, a crash involving Logan Sargeant triggered the Safety Car. While the majority on the medium tyre including Richard Verschoor stayed out, his teammate had other ideas and decided to pit for soft tyres.
Towards the end of the race, a fast-charging Felipe Drugovich on soft tyres took away Richard’s fourth place. While for Calan Williams things didn’t improve too much and was hampered with the lack of overtaking opportunities.
Speaking about the performance so far in the weekend, Trident team manager Giacomo Ricci was quite satisfied with the result. He said, “We are satisfied with the fifth place by Verschoor, as it carries on the top-ten streak he started in the previous round at the Hungaroring.
“Verschoor had a decent pace but was unable to defend P3, which he had gained in the early stages. As for Williams, we decided to pit him for a fresh set of tires while the race was under the safety car.
Unfortunately, returning to the track, the Australian couldn’t recover as we expected”, concluded Giacomo on Calan Williams’s misfortune.
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