Trident Motorsport will compete in the famous Asian street course with a new lineup of great experience and high quality, featuring Richard Verschoor, Roman Staněk, and Ugo Ugochukwu.
After wrapping up the 2023 FIA Formula 3 season by winning the FIA Formula 3 Championship with Gabriel Bortoleto, and completing the three post-season test sessions ahead of 2024, Trident Motorsport is now fully committed to one of the world’s most iconic and challenging races, the Macau Formula 3 Grand Prix.
For the 2024 event, the Italian squad will field a completely new roster featuring high quality and experience. Competing in a race that was previously won by Ayrton Senna, Michael Schumacher and David Coulthard, Trident Motorsport will line up with Richard Verschoor, Roman Staněk, and Ugo Ugochukwu.
The 22-year-old Dutchman, who won the race at the Guia track in 2019, will make a grand return under the Trident Motorsport banner, which he represented in the 2022 FIA Formula 2 Championship with one win and four podiums. Verschoor will try to repeat himself for another win, a feature that was previously achieved by drivers like Edoardo Mortara, Felix Rosenqvist, and Dan Ticktum.
Staněk is also a familiar face for the team. The 19-year-old Czech driver entered the FIA Formula 3 Championship and the FIA Formula 2 Championship with Trident, in 2021 and 2022, respectively. He secured impressive results, including one win and four podiums in F3.
Ugochukwu will make his Macau debut, driving a Trident Motorsport car for the first time. The 16-year-old American, who is part of the McLaren Driver Development program, entered the Italian Formula 4 Championship, finishing second with three wins and 13 podiums.
The Trident Motorsport line-up is looking extremely competitive and determined, as the team looks forward to keeping its name high in one of the most difficult and fascinating races in motor racing.
Giacomo Ricci, Team Manager: “The Macau Grand Prix is a legendary race, full of charm and history. It embodies the essence of racing. It runs on a challenging and unforgiving street track that always highlights the most talented drivers. We will compete in this classic race with a line-up that is new, but also interesting and competitive. It brings together experience, freshness, and talent. Verschoor, Staněk, and Ugochukwu are a really well-sorted and high-quality trio. We will do our best to maximize the work with our drivers. Our goal is to allow them to make the most of their chances in a race that has always been followed with great attention at all levels."
Richard Vershoor, Driver: “I am thrilled to announce my participation with Trident Motorsport in the upcoming Macau Grand Prix! I’m recognizing the challenge of returning to the F3 car on the demanding Macau track. However I’m extremely motivated to defend my title”
Roman Stanek, Driver: “I would like to thank Trident team to give me the opportunity to race in such an historic race. I’m looking forward to it! It will be very nice to be back on my Formula 3 car"
Ugo Ugochukwu, Driver: “I am delighted to announce my participation at the prestigious F3 Macau Grand Prix with Trident Motorsport”.