In the opening race of the 2022 FIA Formula 2 Championship, it was Trident Motorsport driver Richard Verschoor who impressively managed to snatch the win.
When asked how the team feels about this victory, Trident Team Manager Giacomo Ricci said, “We are incredibly happy and proud of today’s result which rewards us for the hard work made over the past few months.”
The Dutchman, who took the lead at the very beginning of the race, dominated from start to finish. Even after the race was neutralised by a safety car and virtual safety car, no other driver came even remotely close to challenge him for the win.
Ricci was thrilled by the start that his driver made at lights out, saying, “From that moment, he did a truly masterful job, constantly keeping control over his contenders and carefully managing the thermal degradation of the tires, which was certainly helped by the good set-up of our car.”
The win in Bahrain is Verschoor’s second triumph in Formula 2. His dominant performance in the race also sees the 21-year-old leading the F2 drivers’ championship to further add to Trident’s celebrations of their first win under the Formula 2 rebrand.
Calan Williams, Verschoor’s team mate and Formula 2 rookie had his first race under the lights at the Sakhir Circuit.
When summarizing the performance of the Australian, Ricci mentioned that: “Williams lost some positions in the early stages of the race, managing to recover up to P15”.
After Verschoor’s impressive performance and Williams’ promising comeback on Saturday, there is reason to hope for another good result on Sunday.
Verschoor will start the Feature Race from the ninth position, with Williams not too far behind in the 12th position.
Sunday’s Feature Race at the Sakhir Circuit is scheduled at 11:45 local time.
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