Trident have confirmed that Leonardo Fornaroli will be sticking with the team for his second FIA Formula 3 season in 2024.

The Italian finished the 2023 campaign 11th in the Drivers’ Championship, taking one pole position and three podiums in his rookie year.

Fornaroli arrived in F3 with several seasons-worth of single seater experience under his belt. He achieved a Top 10 finish in each of his first three years in car racing, ending ninth in Italian F4 in 2020 before following that up with P5 in 2021 before finishing the Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine eighth in 2022.

Ahead of his 2024 campaign, Fornaroli said that he was very excited to be continuing his F3 career with Trident.

“I am obviously very excited to be staying with Trident Motorsport for another season. This team became like a family for me where I could find the highest culture of motorsport.

“This is a great slot for me because Trident Motorsport has shown many times that it is one of the best places for a young driver to be in FIA Formula 3, and I intend to make the most of this opportunity while doing the best possible job for the team.”

Trident Team Manager Giacomo Ricci added that the re-signing of Fornaroli made plenty of sense and that the team held high expectations of him going into 2024.

“We are delighted to confirm Leonardo Fornaroli in our FIA Formula 3 Championship lineup. For the Piacenza-born driver, it will be the third season with us and the confirmation of a positive collaboration that will have increasingly ambitious goals.

“In the past season, Fornaroli has been one of the best rookies of the series. He delivered a solid performance and consistent growth. The goal for him will be to raise the level and compete at the top of the series."