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Williams tester Roy Nissany completes F2 grid at Trident

Williams Formula 1 test driver Roy Nissany has become the final driver to be confirmed in FIA Formula 2 this season, returning to the F1 support category with Trident

The Israeli driver's long-anticipated confirmation at Trident comes on the heels of it announcing Euroformula Open champion Marino Sato as part of its line-up on Tuesday, while the 10 other teams in F2 had previously presented their full rosters.

A race winner in two now-defunct championships, the German entry-level single-seater series ADAC Formel Masters in 2012 and Formula V8 3.5 in 2017, 25-year-old Nissany previously contested F2 with Campos Racing in 2018 but scored just a single point at Spa.

He had no full-time racing programme in 2019, but joined Trident for the three-day post-season F2 test in Abu Dhabi.

"I am obviously very excited to be joining Trident Racing," Nissany said.

"I really enjoyed the work already done together in Abu Dhabi and in these last days at the factory.

"This is a great opportunity for me, because Trident Racing has shown that it could be the right place for a young driver to be and I intend to make the most of this opportunity, while doing the best possible job for the team."

As part of his Williams F1 programme, Nissany will drive in three FP1 sessions during grand prix weekends this year.

Trident had won races in F2's predecessor GP2, most recently with Luca Ghiotto in 2016, but has been last in the teams' standings in each of the three seasons under the F2 banner since, with rookie Giuliano Alesi scoring its best result of 2019, fifth, in the final race at Abu Dhabi.

Complete 2020 F2 grid

DAMS Dan Ticktum, Sean Gelael

UNI-Virtuosi Callum Ilott, Guanyu Zhou

ART Grand Prix Marcus Armstrong, Christian Lundgaard

Carlin Yuki Tsunoda, Jehan Daruvala

Campos Racing Jack Aitken, Guilherme Samaia

Charouz Racing System Louis Deletraz, Pedro Piquet

MP Motorsport Felipe Drugovich, Nobuharu Matsushita

BWT HWA Racelab Giuliano Alesi, Artem Markelov

Prema Racing Mick Schumacher, Robert Shwartzman

Trident Marino Sato, Roy Nissany

Hitech Grand Prix Nikita Mazepin, Luca Ghiotto

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