Five talented drivers to drive for Team Trident in FIA Formula 3 postseason test at Valencia.
On the circuit located in the Valencian Community and named after motorbike legend Ricardo Tormo, Team Trident will field cars for five drivers: David Beckmann, Olli Caldwell, Devlin Defrancesco, Alessio Lorandi and Lirim Zendeli.
Team Trident will line-up a full of high-profile drivers for the three-day collective test session of the FIA Formula 3 Championship from the 20th to the 22nd of October at Valencia in Spain. The track periodically hosts the F3 cars for free practice occasions that usually turn out quite interesting with a great following from the insiders. The upcoming test session will draw particular attention as, for the first time, the teams in the category pursue a double objective. First and foremost, as in the past, they must evaluate possible candidates for the next championship. Moreover, there is also the need to prepare for the trip to Macao, with the new FIA Formula 3 Championship cars running for the first time at the thrilling end-of-season event held on the demanding and spectacular Asian street circuit. In Valencia, many teams will line up the same drivers set to star on the roads of the former Portuguese Protectorate on the third weekend of November.
Going back to the drivers lined-up at Valencia, Team Trident will field a five-man roster with a high profile and a clear potential. The return of the 19-year-old German driver David Beckmann, who took three wins with Team Trident in last year's GP3 Series (in Spa, Monza and Sochi) will see him trying to renew a positive tradition with the Italian team. He will definitely be welcomed back.
British racer Olli Caldwell will drive for the second time with the team after post season testing 2018, coming from a positive season in the Formula Regional European championship where he scored one win. The return of 19-year-old driver from Ontario Devlin Defrancesco, who ran with Trident in the 2019 FIA Formula 3 Championship, will bring consistency as the Canadian showed clear growth and hopes to continue on the same path.
The return of 21-year-old driver Alessio Lorandi is also highly anticipated, as the Italian already entered the 2018 GP3 series with Team Trident, getting promoted to the FIA Formula 2 Championship during the season. Rounding out the five-strong talent pool will be 20-year-old German driver Lirim Zendeli, who was a protagonist in the most recent F3 season. The driver from Bochum, the 2018 Formula 4 ADAC champion, will work for the first time in close contact with the technical staff of Team Trident, with whom he will try to quickly find the right chemistry and put up a convincing performance. In the coming days, the Team Trident will announce the line-up for the 66th Macau Grand Prix consisting of three cars.
Giacomo Ricci, Team Manager:
"The test session that we are going to enter at the Valencia track is very significant and has a double meaning, given that there will be a double goal, evaluating the drivers in preparation of the Macau Grand Prix and looking forward to the next championship. This work normally starts with the Yas Marina tests, but this year they are no longer run due to the shorter season and the introduction of the famous Asian event. It will, therefore, be important for the team to work very well and give maximum support to the drivers so that they feel quickly at ease to give their contribution".