Trident Racing has bad luck in Sprint race at Silverstone

It's been a pretty unlucky weekend for Trident Racing, but there will be plenty of chances to recover.

Trident Racing's GP2 Series racing weekend at Silverstone was completed today with the running of Race 2 at the historical British venue. Julian Leal suffered from the results of spin that prevented him from getting close to the top-10. After changing tires, he set the fastest lap of the race, displaying great base speed and ending up his day in 17th.

Stephane Richelmi
Stephane Richelmi

Photo by: GP2 Media Service

Race 2 for Stéphane Richelmi proved much shorter as he was involved in an early incident. After the contact, he was forced to park his car for good and retire. It's been a pretty unlucky weekend for Trident Racing, but there will be plenty of chances to recover. The GP2 Series will be back on-track in two weeks at Hockenheim for round 8 of 12.

Stéphane Richelmi, DNF.

“We started with the softer slick compound even though the track was still damp, and after the start, I lost a couple of spots by putting two wheels on a wet patch. The conditions were clearly ok for slicks though. During the first lap, when we arrived at the last chicane, I braked and saw Trummer on my inside. I found myself in the middle of him and Coletti, and at that point I had nowhere to go. Trummer left me no space for turning in and I ended up touching Coletti. There's nothing more to say other than I'm disappointed with how my race ended after just a few corners”.

Julian Leal, 17.

“I'm a little disappointed because in the first few laps I had found a really good chemistry with the car. Unfortunately, I ended up spinning during the mid part of the race and I ended up at the back of the pack. When I got back going there was a big vibration and I had to make my way into the pits for some fresher tires. Once back on-track we were the fastest, but the time lost early was too much to recover”.

Source: Trident Racing

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Series FIA F2
Drivers Stéphane Richelmi , Julian Leal
Teams Trident
Article type Race report
Tags leal, richelmi, silverstone, trident racing