Although neither car was in the points in the sprint race with Nissany in twelfth after scoring a point in the feature race whilst Sato finished in seventeenth place after what was a rough weekend which saw him retire early in the feature.
Team boss Giacomo Ricci was pleased with both of his drivers in what was a good start to the season for the Milanese based team, as he rued severe tyre degradation for the reason why Nissany fell out of the points.
“It was a positive day for both drivers. The team was not slowed down by mechanical problems, unlike others. Nissany’s performance was good. The Israeli driver pushed hard in the middle part of the Sprint Race and suffered some thermal degradation to the tires at the end. His debut with Team Trident is very promising.”
Ricci also praised Sato for his performance in the sprint race after starting near the back of the grid due to his early retirement in the feature with the team making a decision to pit Sato for softer rubber.
“Turning to Marino Sato, his performance deserves praise, especially if we take into consideration the fact that he was unable to compete in the Feature Race”.
Trident are ninth in the constructor’s championship with Nissany thirteenth and Sato nineteenth in the driver’s championship.
Looking to the weekend ahead Ricci explained,
“the opportunity to return on-track in Spielberg is certainly pivotal. The staff of Team Trident will give their maximum support to allow both racers to experience a positive and improving weekend”.
Trident now have points on the board and will look to build on this positive start in round 2. We go again this weekend, same place, same time(s)!