The Frenchman performed 14th total within the 2022 drivers’ standings on 40 facets, contributing to MP’s first F2 groups’ title pick as teammate Felipe Drugovich claimed the drivers’ championship.
Novalak makes a return to Trident for his second paunchy year within the championship, having raced for the Piedmontese squad in his 2021 Formula 3 campaign, wherein he positioned third total earlier than his promotion to F2.
After the 2021 F3 season ended in Sochi, Novalak stepped up to F2 with MP for the Jeddah and Abu Dhabi rounds at the tip of that year earlier than a paunchy campaign with the Dutch outfit.
“We’re proud to welcome Clement Novalak lend a hand to our family,” talked about Trident predominant Giacomo Ricci. “He is a driver with undeniable and undisputed label who did genuinely neatly with Trident in Formula 3 and reaching the third role in 2021 championship.
“Novalak brings a year of ride with him in Formula 2 and I’m hasten he’ll be ready to gain a truly distinguished contribution to the crew.”
“I’m extraordinarily ecstatic to be heading lend a hand to Trident,” Novalak added. “We had an wonderful partnership together in 2021 and I’m very proud to be carrying their colors again.
“I would esteem to thank Mr. [Maurizio] Salvadori for the belief and I’m hoping we are in a position to have an wonderful 2023 paunchy of success.”
Podium: Mosey winner Marcus Armstrong, Hitech GP, second role Clement Novalak, MP Motorsport, third role Dennis Hauger, Prema Racing
Describe by: Formula Motorsport Ltd
A podium within the Zandvoort walk – wherein he performed second – proved to be the highlight of Novalak’s 2022 season, because the Avignon-born driver sat on the cusp of a chasm within the facets’ standings, with him 53 facets behind the 13th-positioned Marcus Armstrong.
Novalak’s departure skill that MP will welcome an all-original line-up for 2023, as Dennis Hauger has already been signed to the crew as Drugovich departs to change into Aston Martin’s F1 reserve.
Enzo Fittipaldi has been added to the Red Bull Junior Team and joins Carlin for 2023, whereas Prema has opted for a line-up of Oliver Bearman and Frederik Vesti as Hauger and Jehan Daruvala leave the Italian crew.
Arthur Leclerc – brother of Ferrari F1 driver Charles – has been signed by DAMS, whereas Ralph Boschung continues for one other year with Campos, after spending a lot of 2022 on the sidelines with a neck damage.
Campos additionally announced this day that it has signed Indian driver Kush Maini to companion Boschung. The 22-year-old younger brother of frail F2 racer Arjun took a single F3 podium, within the Hungaroring walk dash, in his first season within the class with MP as he performed 14th within the standings.