Trident Racing completes pre season tests at Bahrain

Vittorio Ghirelli, Johnny Cecotto, and Axcil Jefferies returned to drive the Trident team's one seater on the 3rd test day on the Sakhir circuit.

22 - VITTORIO GHIRELLI - The first two Test days on the Sakhir circuit, Trident had at the steering wheel of its N°22 car, Vittorio Ghirelli, young Italian driver, Champion of the 2013 AutoGP Championship. Vittorio and his work group initially focused their attention on becoming familiar with the one-seater, then with the collected data maximized for the best performance. Both days, Vittorio was able to remain in the Top 10 obtaining a good P4 during the PM session of Day2.

Best Result: P4 on Day 2 PM
Best Timing on Day 1: 1.40.976 - P24 AM & P8 PM
Best Timing on Day 2: 1.40.991 - P20 AM & P4 PM

Vittorio Ghirelli: "I was left positively shocked with regards to the work carried out by the team over these past two days, alot of passion and the desire to do well by every member of the team. We carried out several set-up tests obtaining excellent feedback being in the top ten for both days. Good job

Johnny Cecotto
Johnny Cecotto

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23 - JOHNNY CECOTTO - The work carried out by the team that started in Abu Dhabi progressed to the Sakhir circuit in Bahrain where for the three test days we tried different set up configurations to the car without however overlooking the search for performance.

The morning sessions were dedicated to putting together the one-seater while afternoons were principally concentrated on long run.

Best Result: P2 on Day 2 PM
Best Timing on Day 1: 1.40.892 - P9 AM & P6 PM
Best Timing on Day 2: 1.40.779 - P19 AM & P2 PM
Best Timing on Day 3: 1.41.290 - P24 AM & P3 PM

Johnny Cecotto: "It has been a lot more difficult here than in Abu Dhabi. We struggled a few times because we didn't use the tyres in the right moment but I think that we collected a lot of important data and that in the end we have a very competitive package. The excellent results in several of the sessions show this. I can't wait to come back in 10 days for the first race of the season".

22 - AXCIL JEFFERIES - Axcil returned to drive the Trident team's one seater only on the 3rd test day but was able to fully take advantage of the study and data analysis carried out by the engineers and teammates in the first two days. The work on the track was concentrated aboveall on qualifying simulation and the 9th place position today is no doubt representative of the good set-up of the car and the driver's great determination.

Best Result: P9 on Day 3 PM
Best Timing on Day 3: 1.42.670 - P26 AM & P9 PM

Axcil Jefferies: "It's always tough jumping in on the last day, but I tried to make the most of it. Over the two days while I wasn't driving I tried to learn as much as possible to ensure that when I jumped in, we could get up to speed quickly. In the AM we had a few problems with the car, so didn't run new tyres. But over lunch the guys worked flat out to resolve the issue, so a big thank you to the them. In the PM we were able to do some decent running and ran consistently in the top 10. I must thank Trident for all their help, they really have helped me develop as a driver, and now I feel ready to make the step up and compete in GP2! I cant wait till the first race "

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Series FIA F2
Drivers Johnny Cecotto , Axcil Jefferies , Vittorio Ghirelli
Teams Trident
Article type Testing report
Tags axcil jefferies, bahrain tests, gp2, johnny cecotto, vittorio ghirelli