Alessio Lorandi will return to the GP3 Series for a second full season in 2018 after signing a deal with Trident.

Lorandi, 19, made his GP3 debut with a four-race run for Jenzer Motorsport at the end of 2016 before completing the full season with the Swiss squad last year, taking one win and three further podium finishes.

Lorandi will return to GP3 for 2018, switching to Trident after testing with the Italian team at the post-season running in Abu Dhabi last winter.

"Being at my second GP3 Series season, there is only one possible goal: fighting for the title. I think that Team Trident has the staff and work ethics needed to accomplish the feature," Lorandi said.

"In addition, my quick and experienced teammates will motivate me to push even harder. Last but not least, for the first time in my career I will race with an Italian team and I'm determined to reward everybody at Team Trident for their trust and support with some outstanding results."

Lorandi will race alongside Ryan Tveter and Giuliano Alesi when the new GP3 season starts in Barcelona on May 12.