Team / Trident
After six years with MP Motorsport in various Championships, Richard Verschoor will be stepping into the unknown this year with Trident. Although, it certainly helps that he "loves" Italy.
As the last signing on the grid, Verschoor had little time to prepare, but he’s nothing if not adaptable. It took him just one round with Trident to notch the team’s best Qualifying position in more than a year, with ninth in Bahrain.
The Dutchman has a vast array of single-seater experience, winning both the SMP and Spanish Formula 4 Championships with MP in his first year of car racing, back in 2016.
He gained further experience in Formula Renault Eurocup and the Toyota Racing Series before he arrived in Formula 3 with MP, which earned him a spot on the grid in the 2019 Macau Grand Prix. A surprise victory in the historic event – he was the first rookie winner for more than a decade – led to a second year in F3 before he stepped up to F2 in 2021.
Competing in seven of the eight rounds in 2021, Verschoor finished 11th in the standings, taking his first victory in Sprint Race 2 at Silverstone.
The Dutchman left MP before Round 7 in Jeddah, but returned to the grid for the finale at Yas Marina with Charouz Racing System, finishing 10th in the Feature Race.
2021 FIA Formula 2 Championship - 11th
2020 FIA Formula 3 Championship - 9th
2019 FIA Formula 3 Championship - 13th Suncity Group Formula 3 Grand Prix, FIA F3 World Cup - 1st
2018 GP3 Series - 15th Eurocup Formula Renault - 13th Castrol Toyota Racing Series - 2nd
2017 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC - 8th Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup - 9th Castrol Toyota Racing Series - 3rd Red Bull Junior Team Driver
2016 SMP F4 NEZ Championship certified by FIA - Champion F4 Spanish Championship certified by FIA - Champion V de V Challenge Monoplace ADAC Formel 4 - 15th Italian F4 Championship - 21st Red Bull Junior Team Driver