Leonardo Fornaroli has secured a seat with Trident Motorsport for his first season in Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine, completing the Italian squad’s driver trio. The 17-year-old Italian racer joins British-Polish Roman Bilinski and German Tim Tramnitz at the team.
Fornaroli arrives in the European series after having impressed in the Italian Formula 4 Championship, where he obtained the fifth place overall at the end of last season where he collected a victory, seven podiums, two pole positions and three fastest laps that gave him the role of best Italian driver in the series.
Maurizio Salvadori, Trident Team Owner:
“Trident Motorsport is extremely proud to have signed Fornaroli. Throughout our history, we always kept a close eye on our country’s national racing environment, and Leonardo is without a doubt the best recent Italian prospect. We are delighted to have him in our Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine squad. He showed outstanding potential, and I’m sure we will grow up and achieve great results together this season”.
Leonardo Fornaroli, driver:
“The deal with Trident Motorsport is a great opportunity for me, and I can’t wait to be back on track and continue the work we started at the end of 2021. I’m working every day in the gym and with the simulator to be as ready as I can and achieve the best possible results. I want to thank Maurizio Salvadori and all the team for having welcomed with so much enthusiasm and determination”.