Tuesday, 28 March: F1 Atlantic owner-driver Duarte Benavente has confirmed Australian Grand Trask as his new teammate.
The second driver revision for the Portuguese outfit in as many seasons follows the departure of Christophe Larigot, and sees the 28-year-old from Brisbane, who earlier in the year was linked with a UAE outfit, line up for his first full season in the top flight.
Trask, who followed in his Father’s and Uncle’s footsteps into the sport last year made a solid debut in Abu Dhabi with EMIC Racing, qualifying in 16th and finishing in a respectable 12th, then improving considerably in his second start in Sharjah, qualifying in P12 and finishing in an impressive sixth place.
Teammate Benavente is one of the sports most experienced campaigners and this year starts his 19th season on the tour and at the venue where he made his debut in 1999, Portimao.
Last year he was one of only two drivers to finish in the points in every Grand Prix, rounding out the year in ninth overall.
9 Grant Trask (aus) - BABA
10 Duarte Benavente (por) - Moore