Clement Novalak has switched teams to Trident for his second FIA Formula 2 (F2) Championship season in 2023.

The Frenchman will reunite with the outfit he last drove with in 2021 on the way to third place in FIA Formula 3, claiming four podiums and 147 points. Novalak finished 14th in the F2 Driver’s Championship in 2022, taking 40 points and a season-best result of P2 in the Zandvoort Sprint Race. He and teammate Felipe Drugovich helped MP Motorsport claim their first Teams’ Championship title in the process.

Team Principal Giacomo Ricci said that Novalak’s return to the team would bring useful experience from his year with Champions MP Motorsport. “We are proud to welcome Clément Novalak back to our family. He is a driver with undeniable and undisputed value who did really well with Trident Motorsport in Formula 3 and achieving the third position in 2021 Championship.

“Novalak brings a year of experience with him in Formula 2 and I’m sure he will be able to make an important contribution to the team.” The 21-year-old added that he was excited to be returning to Trident and was targeting more success with the Italian team in 2023.

“I’m extremely happy to be heading back to Trident. We had an amazing partnership together in 2021 and I’m very proud to be wearing their colours again. I’d like to thank Mr. Salvadori for the trust and I’m hoping we can have an amazing 2023 full of success.”

2023 F2 line-up so far:

MP Motorsport – Dennis Hauger

Prema – Oliver Bearman, Frederik Vesti

Campos Racing – Ralph Boschung

DAMS – Arthur Leclerc

Trident – Clement Novalak

[Note: The story is as per press release]