Trident Motorsport has confirmed that Bent Viscaal will remain with the team for the rest of the 2021 Formula 2 season.
Viscaal, 21, joined Trident for the opening round of the campaign in Bahrain but his participation in the remaining seven rounds had not been ratified.
Viscaal stayed with Trident for last week’s in-season test and on Wednesday the Italy-based squad affirmed that he will continue in the car for the remainder of the year.
“Trident Motorsport is extremely pleased to announce that Bent will compete with the team in the remaining seven rounds of the FIA Formula 2 Championship,” said Team Manager Giacomo Ricci.
“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.”
Viscaal spent the previous two years in FIA Formula 3 and claimed his maiden victory at Silverstone in 2020.
The Formula 2 season will resume alongside Formula 1 in Monaco next month.
Alpine protégé Guanyu Zhou currently holds an 11-point lead over Red Bull-backed Liam Lawson.