Trident have announced that three-time Formula 2 race winner Richard Verschoor will be returning to compete for the Italian team next season.

The Dutch driver has scored a victory in each season he’s driven in since his debut campaign with MP Motorsport in 2021. 2022 saw him partner up with Trident, finishing 12th in the Standings with five podiums to his name.

Switching to Van Amersfoort Racing this year, Verschoor added a win in the Spielberg Feature Race to his tally, as well as two further podiums on his way to ninth in the Drivers’ Championship.

Speaking about his return to the Milan-based team, the 23-year-old said he was delighted to be returning to the familiar environment as he and Trident prepare to get to grips with the new F2 car for 2024.

"I am thrilled to announce that I will be racing for Trident Motorsport in Formula 2 next year. After our successful collaboration in 2022, I am excited to be back with the Italian family and eager to work tirelessly on developing the new car together. I am grateful for this opportunity and ready to take on the challenges ahead!"

After claiming both the SMP and Spanish Formula 4 titles in his debut single seater season, Verschoor has been a consistent performer as he progressed through the ranks. Finishing third overall with three victories in the 2017 Toyota Racing Series, he improved to second the following year alongside winning the Macau Grand Prix.

Two campaigns in Formula 3 followed, with a best result of ninth in 2020, before he graduated to Formula 2 for the 2021 season.

Giacomo Ricci, Trident Team Manager added: “We are delighted to welcome Verschoor back to our line-up. At the end of the 2022 season, he left great memories and we are really proud and motivated to have him back with us.

"I'm sure that we have all the ingredients needed to run a competitive season. Verschoor is a quick and experienced driver and is known for not wasting occasions. We will do our best to support him and reach some ambitious goals together."