Trident has confirmed that Jonny Edgar will make his return to Formula 3 at Round 4 of the 2022 season after recovering from health issues. Edgar will be back driving for the team on home soil at Silverstone.
The Briton underwent a recovery process that has been successful, and his progress means that he will be fit enough to race at the next round of the Championship. Edgar last raced with the team at the first round in Sakhir but was forced to step away from racing to focus his efforts on his health.
His return means the departure of Oliver Rasmussen from the team. Trident said that it thanked him for his work and wished him the best for the future and his racing career.
Trident Team Manager Giacomo Ricci said that Edgar’s comeback was great news for the team and that it would be supporting him as much as possible to ensure his comeback was a success.
“I am extremely delighted to share this amazing news. I have no words to express how happy I am to welcome Jonny Edgar back and be able to follow him on track again. We are absolutely thrilled to know that the British racer, a Red Bull Junior driver, has finally overcome his health issues, winning a battle that will make him even stronger. Trident Motorsport will follow his return with its maximum commitment to help him recover the time he missed in two rounds he was forced to sit out from."
Edgar missed four races of the 2022 Championship, absent from the Imola and Barcelona rounds. Silverstone will be the first time since March he has driven competitively in F3.
He said that he was looking forward to getting back to racing in Formula 3 and thanked his medical team for enabling him to return to active competition.
“I am delighted to announce that I will be resuming my FIA F3 Championship campaign with Trident Motorsport next weekend at Silverstone. Following my Crohn’s diagnosis and period of illness, I have now improved sufficiently to make my return to racing.
"As well as my family and friends, I have so many people I would like to thank for making this possible, particularly Dr Helmut Marko and everyone at Red Bull, Trident Motorsport, Dr Phil Batty, Mr Mike Davison, Dr Ally Speight & his team at RVI Newcastle, Sam Village, Jeff Thorpe and The BRDC. Everyone has worked so hard to support me getting healthy again and their unwaivering support will always be appreciated.”