Trident have confirmed the capture of 19-year-old David Schumacher for the 2021 Formula 3 campaign, announcing the German driver as their first signing of the new season.

Son of former Formula 1 driver Ralf Schumacher, the 19-year-old is set to begin his second full season in F3, having competed for Charouz and Carlin in 2020. The German initially made his F3 debut back in the 2019 season finale at Sochi with Campos Racing.

“I’m delighted to race with Trident Motorsport this year and I think we have excellent chances,” said Schumacher. “The team has been doing a really good job and the car was amazing in the two tests in Barcelona and Jerez.

“I’m looking forward to the season ahead. I can feel that the team is really passionate about what they are doing so I have a great feeling for this year.”

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Ahead of making the step up to F3, Schumacher was the 2018 UAE F4 vice-champion and also scored three wins in 2019 Formula Regional European Championship.

Trident Team Manager Giacomo Ricci added: “David has great potential. I think he has more to express and all the characteristics to achieve remarkable results. He has had the opportunity to compare the Trident team with others, during the official 2020 post season tests, and we are proud that he has decided to choose us.

“We were able to develop excellent interpersonal feelings with David, in addition to a great working pace that I am sure will lead to very good results this season.”