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Calan Williams secures promotion to Formula 2® for 2022


The Australian will race for Trident.

After a successful post-season test with Trident, it was confirmed overnight that Calan Williams had landed a seat with the team for the upcoming Formula 2® season.

The 21-year-old spent the previous two seasons for Formula 3® with Jenzer Motorsport, with a podium finish in Race 1 at Le Castellet.

“I am extremely happy to have secured the drive with Trident Motorsport,” said Williams. “They are an incredibly professional team, and we have been working very well together over the past couple of months as well as during the Abu Dhabi Post Season tests.

“It’s such a unique chance that I have to step up into Formula 2. I’ll be working harder than ever to ensure that I perform to the best of my ability. I am very appreciative of Trident Motorsport for the opportunity and belief in me.”

The Australian has had plenty of single-seater experience. He finished second in the 2016 Western Australian Formula Ford series and won the 2017 Australian Formula 3 Premier series.

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After success in Australia, the Western Australian driver moved to the competitive European Racing scene and competed in the Euroformula Open, Spanish Formula 3 and Toyota Racing series.

Trident Team Manager Giacomo Ricci added: “The 2021 Abu Dhabi F2 Post Season Test session was very positive for Calan. He was able to adapt very quickly to the FIA F2 car and this allowed him to be competitive both in terms of performance and during the race simulation.”

The FIA Formula 2 Championship™️ kicks off in Bahrain from 18-20 March. Williams will join fellow Australian Jack Doohan on the grid.