Ralph Boschung will race in Formula 2 again this year despite failing to complete his last two campaigns due to budgetary issues.
The 21-year-old Swiss driver moves to Trident, joining GP3 graduate Giuliano Alesi, after a year each with Campos Racing and MP Motorsport.
Last season he scored points on seven ocassions, but a string of retirements midway through the season meant he was classified 18th in the standings.
?I am thrilled to join the Trident family for the 2019 FIA Formula 2 championship,? Boschung said.
?I have been in contact with them for several years and I am delighted that the conditions to work together are finally in place.
?The team is high-level, both from a technical and human point of view, and I am sure that there will be the needed chemistry for a top season.
?I cannot wait to get back on track. I thank Team Trident for the trust placed in me, and my partners and sponsors as they enabled me to start this new and important chapter of my career.?
Trident had a troubled 2018, with a public spat occuring between its drivers Arjun Maini and Santino Ferrucci, and the latter receiving a race ban before being sacked.
Both members of its new line-up are winners in GP3, while Boschung has also stood on the top step in ADAC Formel Masters and the Formula BMW Talent Cup.
?Ralph is a driver of great quality and undisputed talent,? said team manager Giacomo Ricci. ?Together with Giuliano Alesi, he will form a complementary line-up with high potential.
?Never like today, I am waiting for the engines to start and to begin a new and exciting season.?