Trident’s difficult feature race.
Trident was once again unable to finish inside the points in the Feature Race that was held in Bahrain for the 12th and final round of the Formula 2 season.
During the opening race of the finale, on the outer track of the Bahrain International Circuit, Roy Nissany and Marino Sato missed out on Trident’s goal of securing points.
Nissany could not get beyond 19th in qualifying due to contact with another driver during a pivotal part of the session. Starting from the 10th row of the grid, the Tel Aviv based driver made a good recovery in the opening part of the race, but several battles impacted his pace and prevented him from moving past P20 at the finish. Nissany struggled with his race pace and was unable to catch up with the fight for the points.
On the other hand, Marino Sato had a positive qualifying session, where he took 12th place. However, the Japanese driver had a delayed start when the lights went out and ended up falling down the pack, unable to make his way back through. Sato drove a consistent race to finish in 17th place, the same position he dropped into.
Trident Team Manager Giacomo Ricci said: “Today was a difficult race for both of our drivers. Sato, who had impressed with a good qualifying session, did not get off well at the start and was swallowed into the pack, unable to get back up. Nissany made a good recovery, but we weren’t competitive with the race pace. There was also a technical problem on his car, which we are currently investigating. We aim to end the season on a high note with a good Sprint Race tomorrow.”
Now both the driver and the staff of Team Trident will prepare for the Sprint Race in Bahrain to try to get the maximum out of the last race of 2020.
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