American racer Ryan Tveter will make his debut in the GP3 Series this year after being named as one of Trident’s full-season drivers.
Tveter, 22, began racing on the American junior single-seater ladder before moving across to Europe in 2013, where he has since competed in Formula Renault and, most recently, Formula 3.
Tveter will now make the switch to GP3 – two rungs below Formula 1 on the single-seater ladder in Europe – with Trident after testing for the team through pre-season, completing its four-man line-up for 2017.
“It’s a fantastic opportunity to be racing with Trident for the 2017 GP3 season, and I’m especially proud and grateful to be joining the KFC and Pertamina supported squads alongside Giuliano in GP3 and Sean [Gelael] and Norman [Nato] in Formula 2,” Tveter said.
“The chemistry with Trident has been great from the start and we’ve worked really well together since my first GP3 test in Abu Dhabi at the end of the season last year.
“With a strong preseason testing under our belts, I’m feeling happy, confident, and well prepared for Barcelona and the season ahead.
“Thanks again to Jagonya Ayam/KFC and Pertamina for the opportunity to represent such outstanding companies, and to Trident for their hard work and confidence.”
The new GP3 season begins next weekend in Barcelona, Spain.