At the post-season test at the Bahrain International Circuit, Bent Viscaal gets the chance to join the Trident Formula 2 team. The 21-year-old driver from Albergen, The Netherlands, hopes to conquer a Formula 2 seat for the year 2021.
In the past season, Bent Viscaal drove in the FIA Formula 3 where he stood oud more than once. The youngster had an eventful season. Viscaal won the second race as the opening act for the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone. A few weeks earlier, he had been deprived of a victory due to time penalties, the day after his first podium finish in the FIA Formula 3 series.
“It will undoubtedly give an incredible kick”
Viscaal has his eyes on Formula 1 and prefers to move towards the top level as quickly as possible. A third season in Formula 3 is possible, but moving on to FIA Formula 2 is also an option.
Since the Formula 3 season came to a conclusion more than two months ago, Viscaal has been busy analyzing the options for 2021. The chance to test one day at the Bahrain International Circuit is one that the young rider will not pass up on. As a result, Viscaal will step into one of Trident’s cars next Thursday, December 10th.
“I am very happy to get into a Formula 2 car,” said Viscaal from Bahrain, where he has been for a number of days. “It will undoubtedly give an incredible kick. Trident Racing and myself maintain good contact and in the end that means that I can now get into one of their cars to perform a test. ”
Viscaal improves considerably in terms of power. The ‘Tukker’ (as people from the east of The Netherlands are called) is used to a car that is powered by just under four hundred horsepower. The turbo engine of the Formula 2 car delivers no less than six hundred horsepower. “For me it is a baptism of fire in several cases: the first time with an F2 car, the first time with carbon fiber brake discs and the first time with those large, eighteen-inch wheels.”
“It is my goal to master the Formula 2 car as well as possible, obviously with a lookout to next year. What I will be doing exactly in 2021 is not yet clear at the moment, but I am aiming for a seat in one of the training classes that form the support act for Formula 1. I hope to tell you more about the plans for the future as soon as possible ”, Viscaal concludes combative.
About Trident Racing
Trident Racing, the team where Bent will test tomorrow, is located in San Pietro Mosezzo, Italy. Since 2006, the team has been participating in the training classes that form the support program for Formula 1. The 2014 season turned out to be Trident’s best year so far, winning two races and scoring fifth in the final ranking.
About Bent Viscaal
Bent Viscaal (09/18/1999) is race winner in Formula 3, the MRF Challenge, the Euroformula Open, the Spanish Formula 4 Championship and the SMP Formula 4 Championship from Russia. Viscaal became second in the final ranking of the Spanish Formula 4 Championship and the SMP Formula 4 Championship in Russia (both in 2017) and repeated that in the Euroformula Open and the Spanish Formula 3 Championship (both in 2018).