|23 DEC 2000
Born on 23 December 2000 in Avignon, France, Clément Novalak is a professional racing driver for Trident Motorsport in the FIA Formula 2 Championship. Clément’s career began driving karts when he was just ten years old, where he won his first of multiple karting Championships in 2015. His entrance into single-seaters came at the beginning of 2018 in New Zealand, where he raced in the Toyota Racing Series NZ, finishing the season fifth overall in the Championship standings.
Shortly after his success in New Zealand, Clément returned to race in the United Kingdom, running a dual campaign in both the 2018 Formula Renault 2.0 Championship, and the 2018 BRDC British Formula 3 Championship, where he took pole in the first race of the season. In 2019, after having secured a full-time drive with Carlin in British F3, Clément piloted his car to two poles & two wins, securing the Drivers’ Championship in his first and only full year in the series.
Following his British F3 title win, he was named as part of Carlin Buzz’s lineup for the 2020 FIA Formula 3 Championship, where he claimed two podiums, and had two fastest laps in his rookie debut. Clément joined Trident Motorsport for the 2021 FIA Formula 3 Championship, claiming 4 podiums, 2 fastest laps, winning the Teams’ Championship for Trident, and finishing 3rd in the Drivers’ Championship. Clément partnered with Dutch team MP Motorsport for the final two rounds of the 2021 FIA Formula 2 Championship. While competing for MP in the 2022 FIA Formula 2 Championship season, he enjoyed a pole position, a podium finish, one fastest lap, multiple top-5 finishes, and contributed to the first F2 Teams’ Championship for MP Motorsport during his rookie campaign. Clément re-signed with Trident Motorsport at the end of the 2022 F2 season, and will drive for the Italian squad during his sophomore season in the 2023 FIA Formula 2 Championship.
DRS (DRAG REDUCTION SYSTEM)
A form of driver-adjustable wing, aimed at reducing aerodynamic drag in order to increase top speed and promote overtaking. Same functionality of DRS used in F1
- V6 – 3.4 litre single turbo charged Mecachrome engine
- Fly-by wire throttle system
- 620 HP @ 8750 rpm.
- 0-100 kph: 2.9 seconds
- 0-200 kph: 6.6 seconds
- Maximum speed: 335 kph
- Length: 5224 mm
- Width: 1900 mm
- Weight: 755 kg (driver on-board)
FIA Formula 1 safety standards including:
Survival cell: Sandwich Carbon/aluminium honeycomb structure/Zylon anti-intrusion panels made by Dallara
WHEELS & TIRES
- O.Z. Racing magnesium rims
- 18” x 12” front wheel dimension
- 18” x 13.7” rear wheel dimension
- F2 specific Pirelli slick / wet tires