Trident have announced that promising Dutch driver Bent Viscaal will drive for the team for the remainder of the 2021 campaign.

The 21-year-old experienced a positive debut on the opening weekend of the Formula 2 season, which was held in Bahrain at the end of March, but had previously only been confirmed for Round 1.

Viscaal was repeatedly close to the points and continued to impress in the test at Barcelona, convincing Trident to offer him a full-time deal.

With a solid racing resume, Viscaal arrived on the back of two valuable campaigns in Formula 3, where he scored two podiums, including a win and a fastest lap.

"I’m very happy to join Trident for the rest of the season," Viscaal said. "It will be an absolute incredible challenge. I’m looking forward to doing it with the great Trident team.

"I think we’ve already made a lot of progress, testing and racing in Bahrain and I’m looking forward to unlock our potential, ensure what we are capable of and in general the adventure."

Viscaal scored two podiums in F3 last season including one win
Viscaal scored two podiums in F3 last season, including one win

In 2018, he entered the Euroformula Open Championship, finishing in second place with one win, 12 podiums and four poles. Viscaal also took part in the Spanish F4 championship in 2017, when he claimed third place with five wins and 12 podiums.

Giacomo Ricci added: “Trident Motorsport extremely pleased to announce that Bent Viscaal will compete with the team in the remaining seven rounds of the FIA Formula 2 Championship.

"At his first F2 foray in Bahrain, he quickly merged with our team, which provided him with the maximum possible support while learning the ropes in the series, and became increasingly competitive. I am sure that, by joining forces with such a quick and determined racer, we will do an excellent job and achieve remarkable results."