The French-born UK-based driver has moved to the Italian squad after finishing his rookie FIA F3 yr with Carlin Buzz Racing, that resulted in two podiums on his option to twelfth within the standings.
Novalak, the 2019 British F3 champion, will race alongside David Schumacher, the son of Formula 1 race winner Ralf Schumacher, at Trident this season.
The workforce is anticipated to announce its third driver subsequent week.
“It’s with nice pleasure to announce that I will probably be racing with Trident this yr,” mentioned Novalak.
“I’m extraordinarily honoured to hitch such a prestigious workforce and I hope to take this chance to attain my objectives.
“I had a tremendous expertise with the workforce final yr all through publish season testing, and I actually felt at one with the crew. Therefore, I’m extraordinarily trying forwards to racing underneath the Trident colors for 2021.”
Trident workforce supervisor Giacomo Ricci has already been impressed by Novalak in post-season testing.
“Clement is a particularly quick and aggressive racer who has a variety of qualities,” mentioned Ricci.
“He’s enthusiastic and completely devoted to the work, I actually like his method and work technique.
“We’re delighted that he’s a part of our line-up for the 2021 FIA Method 3 Championship.
“He impressed the workforce within the post-season exams and created nice chemistry with all its members.
“I’m certain that he’s now set for a really aggressive season underneath our banner.
“In 2020, he confirmed his full talents, albeit with ups and downs. If he’ll make the step ahead that I count on, he will probably be among the many main contenders in 2021.”
The FIA F3 grid is edging nearer to completion after MP Motorsport announced Tijmen van der Helm will complete its driver line-up earlier today.
In the meantime, it was confirmed yesterday that the first FIA F3 pre-season test at Jerez has been postponed after Spain prolonged its journey ban on UK travellers, which means Carlin and Hitech GP can be unable to attend.
Championship organisers have confirmed the take a look at will probably be rescheduled.
At this stage pre-season exams are slated for Barcelona on 16-17 March adopted by one other two-day outing at Austria’s Pink Bull Ring on 3-4 April.
The season opener is because of happen on the Spanish Grand Prix on 7-9 Might.
FIA F3 2021 grid to this point:
|Prema Racing||Arthur Leclerc||Dennis Hauger||Olli Caldwell|
|Trident||David Schumacher||Clement Novalak||TBA|
|ART Grand Prix||Frederik Vesti||Aleksandr Smolyar||Juan Manuel Correa|
|Hitech Grand Prix||Jak Crawford||Ayumu Iwasa||Roman Stanek|
|HWA Racelab||Matteo Nannini||Rafael Villagomez||Oliver Rasmussen|
|MP Motorsport||Victor Martins||Caio Colet||Tijmen van der Helm|
|Campos Racing||Amaury Cordeel||Lorenzo Colombo||TBA|
|Carlin Buzz Racing||Jonny Edgar||Ido Cohen||TBA|
|Jenzer Motorsport||Calan Williams||Pierre-Louis Chovet||TBA|
|Charouz Racing System||TBA||TBA||TBA|