Trident have locked in their lineup for the 2024 FIA Formula 3 campaign, announcing that Santiago Ramos will be joining them next season. The 19-year-old will be partnering Leonardo Fornaroli and fellow rookie Sami Meguetounif at the Italian team.
Ramos makes the step up to the third tier off the back of his second Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine campaign, finishing 11th in the Standings with one podium finish. The Mexican driver had his first chance to get to grips with the F3 car during the three post-season tests, clocking in 407 laps of running across the six days in Jerez, Barcelona and Imola.
On his signing, Ramos said he’s eagerly anticipating his debut in the third tier and is determined to make the most of the prospects that await him next year.
“So happy to announce that I’m joining Trident Motorsport for the FIA F3 championship! Working closely with them during post-season testing has been fantastic. I’m excited about this new chapter, ready to give it my all, and looking forward to making every race weekend a memorable experience. Huge thanks to Trident, Escudería Telmex, and my sponsors for this opportunity!”
After honing his racing skills in karting, Ramos progressed to single seaters in 2019 with a three-round debut in Italian F4. Returning to run in the Championship across the following two seasons, he earned a best result of fifth before joining the FRECA grid for the 2022 campaign.
Trident Team Manager Giacomo Ricci added: “It is with extreme delight and confidence that we welcome a young prospect like Santiago Ramos to our line-up. We are looking forward to doing a great job with him, and we think we have all the necessary resources to allow him to improve and make his way through the motorsport ladder. We like to invest in rookie drivers, who have yet to express their full talent. I am convinced that, together with Santiago, we will achieve our goals as in the team's tradition."