Trident has officially completed its driver line-up for the 2013 GP3 Series. Partnering the already confirmed Emanuele Zonzini and David Fumanelli will be Giovanni Venturini. The 21-year-old racer from Vicenza made his GP3 debut with Trident in the closing rounds of 2012, and the great results he achieved became a perfect foundation to mount a full-time challenge for this season.
The Italian-based team, owned by Maurizio Salvadori, is particularly proud of this move as it represents confirmation of their trust in the abilities of Italian racers. Trident will be a unique developmental environment in European racing. Venturini has already proved his skills in testing in Estoril, and he will be aiming for some top-notch results this season.
Trident is set to be back on-track in the next GP3 Series pre-season test at Barcelona,from March 12th-13th.
Giovanni Venturini said: “The decision to stay with Trident followed after a lot of analysis. During the off-season, I drove for two other teams in testing, and I'm convinvced that this is the right choice, from both a technical and personal standpoint. In last week's first pre-season test, I found a great chemistry with the car and I think we can definitely be a contender for the title. It's going to be a hard-fought series with at least eight great candidates in contention. In the end, I think that consistency will be the key, and that's the main direction we're headed in”.
Trident Press Release