2020 F2 grid complete as Nissany joins Trident

by Joe Ellis

The final piece of the 2020 FIA Formula 2 jigsaw has been placed as Israeli Roy Nissany takes the final drive at Trident.

The 25-year-old returns to the series where he scored just one solitary point for Campos in 2018 after a year out due to a pre-season training injury in 2019.

Nissany will also have the privilege of taking part in three Formula 1 Free Practice 1 sessions in line with his duties as Williams’ official test driver.

“I am obviously very excited to be joining Trident Racing. I really enjoyed the work already done together in Abu Dhabi and these last few days at the factory,” said Nissany.

“This is a great opportunity for me, because Trident Racing has shown that could be the right place for a young to be and I intend to make the most of this opportunity, whilst doing the best possible job for the team.”

Nissany’s only previous F2 experience came in 2018 with Campos. Credit: FIA Formula 2.

Nissany piloted the Trident machine in the post-season test at Abu Dhabi in December and impressed team manager Maurizio Salvadori in the process.

He said: “We want to give Roy a warm welcome to the Team Trident family, I am convinced that he will do very well with our team. Our technical staff had the opportunity to witness his skills in the past and in the post-season tests of Yas Marina at the end of last season.

“Over his solid career in Motorsport, Roy Nissany has distinguished himself for his qualities behind the wheel in many occasions, scoring very good results, which I am sure he will repeat together with Team Trident.” 

Trident finished 2019 bottom of the teams’ standings with just 23 points, 20 of which were scored by Guiliano Alesi who moves to HWA Racelab for 2020, so along with teammate Marino Sato, Nissany will be keen to lift the Italian team off the foot of the table.

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