The Austrian round of the 2017 Formula 2 Championship will see three driver changes, with former GP2 driver Raffaele Marciello rejoining the Trident squad while Sergio Canamasas moves over to the Rapax team.

Marciello, who had competed in the series under its GP2 guise from 2014 to 2016, raced for three teams over three seasons picking up a solitary victory in his debut season with Racing Engineering.

The former Ferrari Academy member drove for Trident in 2015 and returns to the squad in place of Canamasas for the Red Bull Ring, where he will line up alongside regular driver Nabil Jeffri.

“I’m really proud to be back working with Team Trident after the previous and really positive experience in the 2015 GP2 Series,” said Marciello.

“They proved both competitive and professional throughout the years, a real benchmark in motorsports. I look forward to making my contribution to strengthen the team even further.

“I can’t wait to get behind the wheel of a Trident-prepared car at Red Bull Ring. It will also be my debut in the revamped FIA Formula 2 Championship.”

Ousted by the Trident squad, Canamasas will now drive for his eighth team in the series as he moves over to Rapax, where he takes the seat of Johnny Cecotto Jr, who took a podium in Monaco earlier this season.

The final change to the F2 grid for Austria is the return of Alexander Albon to ART Grand Prix, who was forced to miss the Baku event due to injury.

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