David Beckmann will return to the FIA Formula 3 Championship with Trident this year, in place of Devlin DeFrancesco, completing a revised line-up for the team.
The 20-year-old’s last appearance for the Italian squad was in the championship’s predecessor GP3 in 2018, where he had achieved three wins at Spa, Monza and Sochi, which subsequently saw him finish fifth in the standings.
The German made the switch to ART Grand Prix in 2019 for the first season under the FIA Formula 3 moniker but scored points only on five occasions and withdrew from the championship prematurely due to personal reasons.
Beckmann, though, will be back behind the wheel when the delayed campaign begins in Austria next weekend.
“I am very motivated and proud to be back with Trident, a team that always believed in me and supported me in achieving extremely positive results,” Beckmann added.
“I established a strong relationship with the Team Trident family, so I am looking forward to reaching even more ambitious goals soon.”
Beckmann will link up with fellow rookie Olli Caldwell and 2018 German F4 champion Lirim Zendeli.
“We are delighted to welcome David Beckmann back to our team,” Team Manager Giacomo Ricci said.
“We always had great chemistry with him and I am confident that we will be once again among the contenders for the FIA Formula 3 Championship, a pivotal series in the motorsport ladder.
“We will need to put up our maximum effort and to look at every possible element. This series is incredibly competitive, and even the slightest detail can be decisive.”