Calan Williams will graduate to FIA Formula 2 (F2) Championship in 2022 with Trident Motorsport after testing with them in Abu Dhabi.

Having spent two years in F3 with Jenzer Motorsport where Williams finished 31st and 19th, he will graduate to F2 in 2022 with Trident after testing for them in Abu Dhabi. The 21-year-old Australian also scored his lone podium last year.

He is the first signing of Trident for 2022 and the 10th to be confirmed for the new season. The team ran Marino Sato and Bent Viscaal last year but the Japanese driver has already moved on to UNI-Virtuosi Racing, while the Dutchman is unlikely to be in F2.

“I’m extremely proud that a team so incredibly competitive and professional like Trident Motorsport welcomed me to its line-up,” said Williams. “I worked very well with the team’s staff in the last few months and in the FIA Formula 2 Championship post-season test.

“I have a unique chance in front of me and I will give my 100 percent to use my full potential and show my skills on track. I’m really delighted that Trident Motorsport welcomed me to the team so warmly and believed in me!”

At the same time, Giacomo Ricci, Team Manager said: “We are delighted to welcome Calan Williams to our line-up. He did very well in the post-season FIA Formula 2 test held at Yas Marina last December. Calan quickly adapted to a car of a superior series and set competitive marks in terms of overall performance and race simulations.

“Our technical staff was really impressed by his performance, but he also shined in terms of work ethics and commitment that he poured in to be always competitive, day in, day out. These aspects quickly created a strong bond between him and the team, so Trident Motorsport is proud to have secured such a strong driver to face a really demanding series like the FIA Formula 2 Championship.”

2022 F2 line-up so far:

UNI-Virtuosi Racing: Jack Doohan, Marino Sato

MP Motorsport: Clement Novalak, Felipe Drugovich

Campos Racing: Ralph Boschung

Carlin: Logan Sargeant

DAMS: Roy Nissany

ART GP: Theo Pourchaire

Charouz Racing System: Cem Bolukbasi

Trident: Calan Williams