Valencia: Race 2 Alessandro Alunni Bravi (Team Principal) "The end of the season isn`t usually the best moment to make a relaxed analysis of the last event, but it`s a good time to take into consideration the most important happenings of the...
Valencia: Race 2
Alessandro Alunni Bravi (Team Principal)
"The end of the season isn`t usually the best moment to make a relaxed analysis of the last event, but it`s a good time to take into consideration the most important happenings of the whole year. The 2007 season brought us mixed emotions. We experienced big satisfactions, especially in the first part of the year with the extraordinary win scored at Monte Carlo by Maldonado, and big disappointments. The training accident occurred to Pastor forced us to find prompt replacements in a short time, with no winter testing or early season racing experience. Both Ricardo Risatti and Sergio Hernandez had good results but, despite their speed, they just couldn`t match the experience level of the main rivals.
The 2007 season brought Trident Racing, at its second year in the GP2 Series, to consolidate his resources on an human and on a technical standpoint. In the final part of the season we also started preparing for the forthcoming challenges awaiting us: the 2008 GP2 Main Series and the Asia Series. We`re strengthening our staff, that will be officially presented right after the season-ending tests at Paul Ricard, in the first days of November. I can anticipate that several highly-professional hires will join our stable coming from high-level GP2 and Formula 1 racing. They`ll mostly be joining our aerodynamic department, as aero performance is expected to become more and more a key-factor. Making one last point, I have to say that the whole 2007 left us with a bitter taste in our mouths after failing to take advantage from our full potential, but we`ll be fully-motivated to move forward with the clear intention to enter next season stronger than ever. I also want thank Trident Racing`s owner, Maurizio Salvadori, together with Kohei Hirate, Toyota, Ricardo Risatti and Pastor Maldonado, who led us to a fantastic victory that will always remember in our team`s history as well as in the heart of us all".