Trident have confirmed that Zane Maloney will make his Formula 2 debut with the team at Yas Marina in the 2022 season finale.

Maloney finished as runner-up in the FIA Formula 3 Championship with Trident after putting together a stellar rookie campaign, taking three consecutive Feature Race wins to end the season. He ended the year just five points behind eventual Champion Victor Martins.

Trident team boss Giacomo Ricci said that his strong results in F3 weren’t the only factor that impressed the team, adding that his adaptability and work ethic would put him in a good position to take on the challenge of F2.

“We are very proud to be able to compete with Zane Maloney in the final event in the FIA Formula 2 Championship. Zane, the Barbadian driver, terminated the Formula 3 Championship with three consecutive feature race victories and has proven to be second to no one in terms of competitiveness, almost winning the driver's title.

“We are therefore pleased to have Zane on board, once again this year, and we are confident that Trident will be able to provide him with the maximum support and dedication for the challenging Yas Marina Circuit.”

Maloney will join Richard Verschoor at the Italian team, driving the #21 car previously raced in by Calan Williams.

The 19-year-old added that having the chance to work with the team he enjoyed so much success with throughout 2022 was a great opportunity.

“I’m really looking forward to Abu Dhabi. It’s an opportunity to learn a lot before the end of the season and prepare me for what my future holds. Trident and I had a great year, so to do another race with them and Giacomo is a pleasure. Really looking forward to next weekend and it’s an amazing opportunity to keep improving myself on track.”

The final race weekend of the F2 season will take place from 18-20 November.