Ryan Tveter joins Trident as Ralph Boschung drops out

Former GP3 driver Ryan Tveter has linked back up with Trident to fill the vacant seat left by Ralph Boschung in Formula 2.

The 21-year old Swiss driver revealed in a social media post earlier in the week that he would be unable to continue in F2 after encountering financial problems which have left him temporarily unable to continue racing.

Tveter raced with Trident in GP3 during the 2017 and 2018 GP3 seasons where his best results were three-second place finishes across the two campaigns.

The American driver is also familiar with the current F2-18 Dallara car after testing with Trident and Arden in the 2018 post-season test in Abu Dhabi.

"I am incredibly excited to be back with the Trident family again and am so grateful for the opportunity to make my debut in FIA Formula 2 this weekend in Austria," said Tveter.

"Together we have achieved some pretty remarkable results over the last two seasons and I thank Trident for showing their continued confidence in me. It’s been a bit of a long wait since my first F2 test in Abu Dhabi last year, but as you can imagine, I’m beyond excited to get back out on track."

Giacomo Ricci, Trident Team Manager, added: "I'm really happy to announce that Ryan will return to a grand prix weekend wearing the Trident Team colours in Spielberg. It could not be otherwise, given the strong bond that exists between Ryan and the team.

"We will give one hundred percent plus to provide Ryan with a car to the calibre of the results we know he can deliver."