With four days of testing ahead of making his debut for Trident at their home race in Imola, Oliver Rasmussen is confident he’ll have done “more than enough” preparation to make a success of his second season in Formula 3.

The Danish racer was signed as a replacement for Jonny Edgar, who was unable to continue his sophomore season due to health issues.

Joining the team ahead of the test at Jerez, Rasmussen didn’t take long to get back up to speed, ending three of the four sessions inside of the top 10.

“It is great to be back, and I am delighted to be able to drive this car,” said Rasmussen, who spent the 2021 campaign with HWA RACELAB. “The car is amazing - only 30 drivers a year drive this car, so it is exceptional.

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Rasmussen finished in the top 10 in three out of four sessions at Jerez
Rasmussen finished in the top 10 in three out of four sessions at Jerez

“Testing was good: lots of different conditions, lots of track time, lots of kilometres done, and a lot of experience gathered. It would not have been easy to jump straight into a race weekend, so it is good to get some testing in.

“The tests mean that I can adapt back to the car and get some mileage in. It has gotten me back into the F3 style of thinking. The team have been great. I’ve spent a lot of years with PREMA in other categories and Trident has that same Italian family environment, which is lovely - I am really enjoying it.”

Rasmussen had already raced this season, competing in the World Endurance Championship LMP2 class at the 100 Miles of Sebring and in IMSA at the 24 Hours of Daytona.

However, the 21-year-old said that even without the endurance racing, he’d have been physically prepared to jump in the F3 car at a moment’s notice.

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Rasmussen spent the 2021 season with HWA RACELAB
Rasmussen spent the 2021 season with HWA RACELAB

“I like to work out physically anyway, so I was already prepared,” he continued. “As a driver, you have to be prepared for any opportunity that may arise. It has been good to show that I was physically prepared for this opportunity.

“I was making the change from endurance to F3, so I am glad about how these days went. It is not my first year of F3, so I do have that experience, it was more about making the transition.

“Looking ahead to Imola, I think we'll have done more than enough. We’ll take what we have learned in Jerez to Barcelona and hopefully continue to get better. I think that I will be prepared by the time we get to Imola.”