Trident have announced that Red Bull junior Jack Doohan will complete their driver line-up for the 2021 Formula 3 campaign, joining Clement Novalak and David Schumacher at the Italian outfit.
The Australian – who is the son of MotoGP World Champion Mick Doohan – will be taking part in his second season at this level, making the switch from HWA RACELAB.
The 18-year-old debuted for the Italians in post-season testing, topping the times on the final day in Jerez last year.
“I’m very pleased to join the prestige and highly competitive Trident team for the 2021 season,” said Doohan. “Post season testing went very well and I already feel a great atmosphere between the team and myself. I can’t wait to get back to work and start the preparations for the upcoming season.”
Doohan first stepped up to single-seaters in 2018, taking fifth in British Formula 4 with three wins and 12 podiums.
The 18-year-old – who also has experience in ADAC F4, Italian F4 and Euroformula Open – followed up his successful debut season by becoming the Asian Formula 3 vice-champion in 2019.
Scoring five wins and 13 podiums, Doohan narrowly missed out on the title to Ukyo Sasahara. He repeated the feat the following year, this time with six wins and 10 podiums.
Team manager Giacomo Ricci added: "We are extremely pleased to confirm Jack in the Trident team’s FIA Formula 3 Championship line-up. In postseason testing in Barcelona and Jerez in October 2020, he definitely impressed the team for how quickly he adapted to the car and how he earned extremely competitive results.
“The team is proud to work with him, the son of Motorcycling World Champion Mick Doohan. He quickly created excellent chemistry with the technical staff and all the team members, showing great passion and determination in achieving his goals. When we talk about racing, his eyes literally glow!”