Trident reveals full 2020 F3 line-up

Rachit Thukral
motorsport.com

Caldwell steps up to the Formula 1-supporting series after finishing fifth in the Formula Regional European Championship last year, scoring one victory and eight podium finishes.

The 17-year-old appeared for Trident at the post-season rookie test in Valencia in October, before representing the squad in the Macau Grand Prix.

He will be joined at the Italian outfit by former Charouz driver Lirim Zendeli and Devlin DeFrancesco, the latter having been retained by the team for another season.

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“I am very happy to be joining Trident this year in FIA F3,” Caldwell said. “The team has the capability to win races and I’m looking forward to pushing the car to the limit and collecting trophies for them.”

Trident finished fourth out of 10 teams in F3 last season, with former Pedro Piquet scoring the team’s only victory at Spa in a year dominated by Prema.

Team Principal Maurizio Salvadori said: “Olli Caldwell is one of the most promising and appreciated prospects in British motorsport. We had the chance to evaluate his skills and qualities last year in post-season testing at Valencia and in the Macau Grand Prix.

“Despite being a rookie, Caldwell impressed our technical staff on both occasions. I am sure that all the right ingredients are in place for him to do extremely well with Team Trident, which will give its 100 per cent to support him in such a competitive series like the FIA Formula 3 Championship.”

Team Manager Giacomo Ricci added: “By announcing Olli Caldwell, we are finally completing our FIA Formula 3 Championship line-up for 2020. This is a very challenging series in which he will join Devlin Defrancesco and Lirim Zendeli, who both are at their second season.

“Caldwell impressed the team's staff for his technical and sportsmanship skills. He is extremely promising and professional. I am sure that we got all the best foundations for a positive and exciting season.”

Earlier this week, Jenzer announced Federico Malvestiti as its third driver for the 2020 season. He will partner Matteo Nannini, nephew of grand prix winner Alessandro, and Calan Williams.

2020 FIA F3 grid so far:

Prema Racing

 Logan Sargeant

 Frederik Vesti

Australia
Australia

 Oscar Piastri

ART Grand Prix

Russian Federation
Russian Federation

 Alexander Smolyar

France
France

 Theo Pourchaire

 Sebastian Fernandez

Trident

Germany
Germany

 Lirim Zendeli

Canada
Canada

 Devlin DeFrancesco

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

 Olli Caldwell

HWA

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

 Jake Hughes

Brazil
Brazil

 Enzo Fittipaldi

Australia
Australia

 Jack Doohan

Jenzer Motorsport

Australia
Australia

 Calan Williams

 Matteo Nannini

 Federico Malvestiti

Hitech

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

 Max Fewtrell

New Zealand
New Zealand

 Liam Lawson

Norway
Norway

 Dennis Hauger

Charouz

Germany
Germany

 David Schumacher

Brazil
Brazil

 Igor Fraga

Finland
Finland

 Niko Kari

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