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Verschoor completes F2 grid after sealing Trident move

2019 Macau Grand Prix winner Richard Verschoor will join Trident to complete the driver line-up for the 2022 FIA Formula 2 Championship.

Richard Verschoor, MP Motorsport, 1st position

The 21-year-old Dutchman will move to the Italian team, partnering rookie Calan Williams, after stepping up to F2 initially with MP Motorsport before funding issues left him on the sidelines for the penultimate round in Saudi Arabia.

Verschoor was handed an F2 drive by Charouz Racing System for the season finale in Abu Dhabi as a replacement for Enzo Fittipaldi after the Brazilian was injured in a startline crash at the previous round in Jeddah.

“I'm extremely proud and motivated to join a highly-professional and winning team like Trident Motorsport for the 2022 FIA Formula 2 Championship,” said Verschoor.

"I think we have all conditions needed to achieve important goals and experience a positive season. I cannot wait to get on track. I will give my best to take full advantage of this great opportunity.”

Team owner Giacomo Ricci added: “We are proud to welcome a driver of undisputed value like Verschoor to our team. We are motivated by the prospect of working with such a talented and experienced racer, who already proved capable to achieve outstanding goals.

“I think Verschoor and Williams will be an extremely solid and promising combination, and they will keep pushing each other to the next level, laying the conditions for a successful season. We cannot wait to be back on track for the 2022 season with our new lineup".

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Verschoor finished 11th in the 2022 F2 standings, scoring 56 points across an interrupted year after losing his drive after the round at Sochi.

He managed to end his debut F2 year with a victory in the second Silverstone sprint race, following that up with fourth in the Sunday feature race.

A long-time MP Motorsport driver, Verschoor drove for the Dutch squad for two seasons in the FIA F3 championship, finishing 13th and ninth in the standings across both seasons prior to his promotion up to F2.

He secured victory in the first time that the Macau Grand Prix was run with the current FIA F3 cars, beating Red Bull junior Juri Vips by less than a second.

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