Trident Have Uneventful Weekend
Team Trident drivers Marino Sato and Roy Nissany wrapped up their Hungarian weekend at the back of the pack with an uneventful run. The pair were hampered in the race by their low starting positions.
The sprint race, that rounded out the third round of the Formula 2 Championship at the Hungaroring, saw the Trident pair experience a trouble-free race at the back of the pack.
The placement at the low end of the gird, caused by an accident early in the feature race that involved both Trident drivers, left no room for expectations on a track with little overtakes.
Nissany finished the sprint race in 17th after showing convincing race pace while Sato finished three spots behind. The Japanese driver experienced an uneventful run with his overall performance in line with that of his teammate.
The race strategy, changing tyres, proved to be the fastest although both drivers missed a bit of pace in the first phase of their runs.
Giacomo Ricci, Trident Team Manager, said: “The low position of our drivers on the starting grid left no room for wishful thinking on a track that does not provide many opportunities for passing.
The team chose the correct race strategy, which included a pitstop. Both drivers could have pushed more in the first phase of the race. Now we have to work to get back to the points zone in the next round at Silverstone.”
The new 2020 calendar will see the Trident team have a week off before another three-race stint with a doubleheader in Silverstone followed by an event in Barcelona.
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