Renault Formula 1 junior Christian Lundgaard will make his Formula 2 debut with Trident in next weekend’s Abu Dhabi season finale.
The 18-year-old raced for ART Grand Prix in FIA Formula 3 Championship this year, finishing sixth in the standings, and finished fourth on his debut appearance at the Macau Grand Prix.
He will partner Ferrari junior Giuliano Alesi at Trident in the #21 car, with Swiss driver Ralph Boschung being moved out of his seat for the third time this season.
?I?m proud and excited to make my F2 debut and would like to thank Renault Sport Academy, Trident and my partners for their faith in me,” Lundgaard said.
“Stepping into a championship at the last round is going to be a big challenge, but it will be great experience.
“F2 is a big step up, the racing is always hard-fought and you need to think strategically on how to turn the races to your advantage ? I?m looking forward to getting started and seeing what we can do.?
Lundgaard has not tested the F2 car before, with his racing experience prior to F3 including second place in the 2018 Formula Renault Eurocup, and titles in the Northern European Zone and Spanish Formula 4 championships.
“We are very happy to welcome a talented young driver like Christian, as he is proving to be one of the most interesting prospects in motorsport,” said Trident team boss Giacomo Ricci.
“This year, as a rookie, Christiandelivered a great season in the FIA F3 Championship: I was impressed by his skills every time I saw him on track.
“For Team Trident, to have Christian on board represents an excellent opportunity to take home good results and contribute to his growth. We will do our best to support him on his F2 debut, on a track on which he has never raced on.”