Richard Verschoor has completed the 2022 FIA Formula 2 (F2) Championship grid after signing up with Trident Motorsport.

Having raced for MP Motorsport for much of the 2021 F2 season, Verschoor switched teams to Charouz to end the year where despite missing a round, he was 11th in the drivers’ standings. The rookie season also saw a win against his name in Silverstone.

With budget a huge issue for Verschoor, the Dutchman had little hope to be on the F2 grid but for the surprise announcement from Trident on Tuesday evening. He not only completes the team’s line-up alongside Calan Williams, but also the full 2022 grid.

“We are proud to welcome a driver of undisputed value like Verschoor to our team,” said team boss Giacomo Ricci. “We are motivated by the prospect of working with such a talented and experienced racer, who already proved capable to achieve outstanding goals.

“I think Verschoor and Williams will be an extremely solid and promising combination, and they will keep pushing each other to the next level, laying the conditions for a successful season. We cannot wait to be back on track for the 2022 season with our new lineup.”

Meanwhile, Verschoor added: “I’m extremely proud and motivated to join a highly-professional and winning team like Trident Motorsport for the 2022 FIA Formula 2 Championship. I think we have all conditions needed to achieve important goals and experience a positive season. I cannot wait to get on track. I will give my best to take full advantage of this great opportunity.”

2022 F2 line-up:

UNI-Virtuosi Racing: Jack Doohan, Marino Sato

MP Motorsport: Clement Novalak, Felipe Drugovich

Campos Racing: Ralph Boschung, Olli Caldwell

Carlin: Logan Sargeant, Liam Lawson

DAMS: Roy Nissany, Ayumu Iwasa

ART GP: Theo Pourchaire, Frederik Vesti

Charouz Racing System: Cem Bolukbasi, Enzo Fittipaldi

Trident: Calan Williams, Richard Verschoor

Prema: Jehan Daruvala, Dennis Hauger

Hitech GP: Juri Vips, Marcus Armstrong

Van Amersfoort Racing: Jake Hughes, Amaury Cordeel