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Trident reveals full 2020 F3 line-up

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Feb 12, 2020, 1:33 PM

Trident has completed its Formula 3 line-up for the 2020 season by signing British racer Olli Caldwell.

Caldwell steps up to the Formula 1-supporting series after finishing fifth in the Formula Regional European Championship last year, scoring one victory and eight podium finishes.

The 17-year-old appeared for Trident at the post-season rookie test in Valencia in October, before representing the squad in the Macau Grand Prix.

He will be joined at the Italian outfit by former Charouz driver Lirim Zendeli and Devlin DeFrancesco, the latter having been retained by the team for another season.

“I am very happy to be joining Trident this year in FIA F3,” Caldwell said. “The team has the capability to win races and I’m looking forward to pushing the car to the limit and collecting trophies for them.”

Trident finished fourth out of 10 teams in F3 last season, with former Pedro Piquet scoring the team’s only victory at Spa in a year dominated by Prema.

Team Principal Maurizio Salvadori said: “Olli Caldwell is one of the most promising and appreciated prospects in British motorsport. We had the chance to evaluate his skills and qualities last year in post-season testing at Valencia and in the Macau Grand Prix.

“Despite being a rookie, Caldwell impressed our technical staff on both occasions. I am sure that all the right ingredients are in place for him to do extremely well with Team Trident, which will give its 100 per cent to support him in such a competitive series like the FIA Formula 3 Championship.”

Team Manager Giacomo Ricci added: “By announcing Olli Caldwell, we are finally completing our FIA Formula 3 Championship line-up for 2020. This is a very challenging series in which he will join Devlin Defrancesco and Lirim Zendeli, who both are at their second season.

“Caldwell impressed the team's staff for his technical and sportsmanship skills. He is extremely promising and professional. I am sure that we got all the best foundations for a positive and exciting season.”

Earlier this week, Jenzer announced Federico Malvestiti as its third driver for the 2020 season. He will partner Matteo Nannini, nephew of grand prix winner Alessandro, and Calan Williams.

2020 FIA F3 grid so far:

Team Drivers
Prema Racing

United States Logan Sargeant

Denmark Frederik Vesti

Australia Oscar Piastri

ART Grand Prix

Russian Federation Alexander Smolyar

France Theo Pourchaire

Venezuela Sebastian Fernandez

Trident

Germany Lirim Zendeli

Canada Devlin DeFrancesco

United Kingdom Olli Caldwell

HWA

United Kingdom Jake Hughes

Brazil Enzo Fittipaldi

Australia Jack Doohan

Jenzer Motorsport

Australia Calan Williams

Italy Matteo Nannini

Italy Federico Malvestiti

Hitech

United Kingdom Max Fewtrell

New Zealand Liam Lawson

Norway Dennis Hauger

Charouz

Germany David Schumacher

Brazil Igor Fraga

Finland Niko Kari

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Series FIA F3
Drivers Olli Caldwell
Teams Trident
Author Rachit Thukral