Jonny Edgar to make his return with Trident in Silverstone

Jonny Edgar to make his return with Trident in Silverstone

Jonny Edgar is set to make his return to the fourth round of the FIA Formula 3 season on his home soil in Silverstone.

The 18-year-old Workington native’s recovery process was completed right in time for his home round of the Championship, where he will be able to race in front of a friendly crowd.

Last time out with the Milan-based team in the season opener in Sakhir, he finished in 11th and 13th, despite managing a health situation that forced him to step away from racing for a period of time. 

Even if his return means the departure of Oliver Rasmussen from the team, Trident thanked the Danish driver for his hard work in the last four races and wished him the best for his career, as Team Manager Giacomo Ricci welcomed Edgar back into the team while ensuring his comeback would be a success.

He stated: “I am extremely delighted to share this amazing news. I have no words to express how happy I am to welcome Jonny Edgar back and be able to follow him on track again. 

“We are absolutely thrilled to know that the British racer, a Red Bull Junior driver, has finally overcome his health issues, winning a battle that will make him even stronger.

“Trident Motorsport will follow his return with its maximum commitment to help him recover the time he missed in two rounds he was forced to sit out from.”

The comeback has been a while in the making. After receiving a call from the Italian team asking about his condition, Edgar intensified his recovery efforts in pursuit of racing fitness over the past month. 

Since then, he claims he has been committed to working hard to ensure he would be prepared for the challenge in the greatest form possible for a return.

Silverstone will be his first time since March since the last time he has driven competitively in Formula 3. He looks forward to returning to action by thanking a handful of names from his friends, family, and medical team that helped him return to the series.

“I am delighted to announce that I will be resuming my FIA F3 Championship campaign with Trident Motorsport next weekend at Silverstone. Following my Crohn’s diagnosis and period of illness, I have now improved sufficiently to make my return to racing.” Said Edgar,

“As well as my family and friends, I have so many people I would like to thank for making this possible, particularly Dr Helmut Marko and everyone at Red Bull, Trident Motorsport, Dr Phil Batty, Mr Mike Davison, Dr Ally Speight & his team at RVI Newcastle, Sam Village, Jeff Thorpe and The BRDC.

“Everyone has worked so hard to support me getting healthy again, and their unwavering support will always be appreciated.”

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