Trident has their full driver lineup for the 2023 Formula 3 championship after adding rookie Leonardo Fornaroli to the mix.
Trident is the second team to complete their 2023 Formula 3 driver lineup joining PREMA. Following yesterday’s announcement of Oliver Goethe, Trident has added 2022 Formula Regional European Championship (FREC) driver Leonardo Fornaroli. He is the tenth driver to be announced for next year’s grid.
The 2022 FREC season
Fornaroli began his 2022 participating in nine races of the Formula Regional Asian Championship (FRAC). After scoring twenty-two points and finishing seventeenth in the standings, he joined Trident for a full season in FREC. Fornaroli finished eighth in the standings with eighty-three points. This was Fornaroli’s second year of single-seater racing after making his debut in the Italian F4 Championship in 2020 where he finished ninth. His best finishing position to date was third in the 2021 FIA Central European Zone Formula 4.
Grande Forna @LeonardoForna, it's @FIAFormula3 time! We are happy to welcome Leonardo to our #F3 2023 team. 💙 #driverannouncement #leonardofornaroli #formula3 #F3 #tridentteam #motorsport https://t.co/xawJJHxBqp
— Trident Team (@trident_team) December 3, 2022
Following the announcement, Fornaroli stated,
“I’m happy to continue my journey with Trident Motorsport, after this year’s success in Formula Regional with the team. I believe Trident is the best place to keep growing and learning and to be able to debut in Formula 3 with them is a great opportunity for me.”
Giacomo Ricci (Team Manager at Trident) added,
“Leonardo Fornaroli is without a doubt a promising young driver and we are proud to be with him in his debut in Formula 3. The path followed by Leonardo testifies the great work value made by Trident Motorsport to help young talents grow in minor categories with the goal of helping and preparing them for a future in Formula 1.”
2023 Driver Lineup
Fornaroli joins a strong team in Trident for his rookie campaign in Formula 3. He has shown glimpses of his ability in other series and now has his first chance to test himself at this level.
- ART Grand Prix: Gregoire Saucy & TBD & TBD
- Campos Racing: Christian Mansell & TBD & TBD
- Hitech Grand Prix: Gabriele Mini & TBD & TBD
- MP Motorsport: Mari Boya & TBD & TBD
- PREMA Powertrain: Paul Aron, Dino Beganovic & Zak O’Sullivan
- Trident Racing: Gabriel Bortoleto, Oliver Goethe & Leonardo Fornaroli
As drivers and teams continue to be announced, the table will be adjusted.