Trident Motorsport has announced that Dutch racer Bent Viscaal will be part of the team's line-up in the opening round of the 2021 FIA Formula 2 Championship, which will be held on the final weekend of March at Sakhir, home to the Grand Prix of Bahrain.
The 21-year-old from Albergen, a Dutch town located close to the German border, will make his debut in the series after testing for one day with a Trident Motorsport car at Sakhir. On that occasion, the last 10th of December, Viscaal completed 35 laps at the demanding desert venue.
Viscaal is coming from two solid seasons in the FIA Formula 3 Championship. He scored one win in the series in 2020 at Silverstone, in addition to two podiums and one fastest lap. The driver from the Netherlands had previously claimed second place in the 2018 Euroformula Open with one win, twelve podiums and four poles to his name. Viscaal also ran in the Spanish Formula 4 championship, where he starred in 2017. Making his single-seater debut, he cruised to third place in the championship with five wins and twelve podiums.
Giacomo Ricci, Team Manager Trident Motorsport:
“Trident Motorsport is greatly satisfied to announce that Bent Viscaal will make his FIA Formula 2 Championship debut under the team's banner in the opening round of the season at Sakhir. We had Bent with us for one day of testing last December in Bahrain, and we had the chance to appreciate his speed skills multiple times. We remember the win he snatched from our driver Zendeli last July at Silverstone in the FIA Formula 3 Championship. We are convinced we will be able to reach great results together, and we will provide him with our best support to help him to find his fit with our family as quickly as possible."
Bent Viscaal, car #24, statement:
“I cannot wait to make my debut in the FIA Formula 2 Championship with Trident Motorsport. I will be on-track for collective pre-season testing in just about two weeks, and I am really excited! We did great preparation work. I have been aware of the value of Trident Motorsport for quite some time, and it's finally time to work together. I am sure that we will achieve great results."