Trident have become the seventh team to complete their 2020 driver line-up, confirming British racer Olli Caldwell in their final Formula 3 seat. The 17-year-old will join Lirim Zendeli and Devlin DeFrancesco at the Italian outfit.

Caldwell joins following a season in the Formula Regional European Championship, where he finished fifth with one victory and seven podiums. This followed on from 2018, when he took third in Italian F4 and seventh in ADAC F4.

Caldwell first tasted F3 machinery back in October when he took part in post-season testing in Valencia and impressed enough to earn a drive at the FIA F3 World Cup in Macau, with Trident.

“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 in the 2019 Teams’ Championship, with Pedro Piquet and Niko kari earning them one win and four podiums.

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.”