Trident couldn’t make it into the points during the final outing of the season. The backward position on the starting grid hindered the outcome of for the Trident pair of Marino Sato and Roy Nissany.
The Sprint Race, which wrapped up the 12th and final round of the 2020 Formula 2 Championship, saw the Trident drivers deliver a mid-pack race, the outcome of which was conditioned by the backward positioning on the starting grid.
Marino Sato started from 17th but did not impress when the lights went out and were swallowed by the cars taken behind him. The Japanese driver dropped to 21st but put up a positive recovery drive and ended up in 16th.
Sato found himself behind teammate Nissany, who got a better start but eventually had a comparable run to Sato. The Williams test driver finished his last race of the season in 15th.
Trident Team Manager, Giacomo Ricci, said: “There were no particular expectations for today’s race, given that our drivers started from placings far away on the grid. Sato lost some positions when the traffic lights went out but completed a comeback race that ended in P16, right behind the sister car of Nissany. We will now stay on the Sakhir track until the middle of next week for a demanding post-season test from December 8 to 10.”
The double round at Sakhir ended the 2020 FIA Formula 2 Championship season.
However, the team won’t go straight back to their base as there is still three days of testing planned at the Bahrain venue between the 8th and 10th of December. The session will be useful to try new technical solutions and evaluating drivers ahead of the new 2021 season.
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