Trident have announced that Barbadian racer Zane Maloney will compete for them in Formula 3 this season, joining already-announced Jonny Edgar at the Italian team.

Taking the British Formula 4 title in 2019, Maloney became the first driver from his country to win a single-seater championship in Europe. It was his first season racing single-seaters, but he managed 10 wins on his way to the title.

The following year, the 18-year-old competed in Euroformula Open, delivering two podiums to finish eighth.

Making the switch to the Formula Regional European for 2021, Maloney ended his debut season in fourth, with a win at Monte Carlo, as well as six podiums and a pole position.

“I am proud to debut in the FIA Formula 3 Championship with Trident Motorsport, the queen among the teams in the series,” said Maloney. “Throughout the last season, I think I have grown as a driver, both in terms of managing the race weekends and in paying attention to every detail.

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“Together with Trident Motorsport, I want to continue in this direction, and I am sure that there are all the ingredients to do well in the FIA Formula 3 Championship. I can't wait to get out on track and start this new adventure in an extremely popular and competitive series.”

Maloney debuted for Trident at post-season testing in Valencia, where he made the top 10 in five out of six sessions.

Trident Team Manager Giacomo Ricci added: “We are delighted to welcome Zane to our line-up. He really stood out in the post-season test at Valencia last November. Zane adapted very quickly to the F3 car, posting competitive results both in terms of performance and long runs.

“A strong bond immediately formed between him and the team, which is proud to have secured a driver with good prospects with whom to compete in a demanding series such as the FIA Formula 3 Championship."