The 20-year-old Australian will team up with the Italian squad for the three-day test at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi from December 16-18.
This will be Williams’ first experience behind the wheel of an F2 car, with the opportunity to arrive after his second season of FIA F3.
Williams drove for Jenzer Motorsport and finished 19th overall in this year’s F3 Championship, culminating in a first podium finish thanks to a third place finish in Race 1 with Paul Ricard.
“I can’t wait to get to know Formula 2 for the first time with such a professional team in Trident Motorsport,” said Williams.
“They have had great results this year, culminating in winning the Formula 3 Team Championship. I have been preparing physically for the tests over the past few months.
“The move to a car that’s heavier and corners and accelerates faster than anything I’ve ever experienced will push me even further, so I have to be ready.
“I’m sure the three-day program will also be intense, so I’ll have my endurance tested as well.
“The Formula 3 season may be over, but my training and preparation certainly not. I had a few days off before I could immediately focus on the test again. ”
Calan Williams, Jenzer Motorsport
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Team manager Giacomo Ricci added: “Calan has great potential and we are very pleased to be working together for the tests in Abu Dhabi.
“We know he has more to say, as he has all the attributes of a driver to achieve remarkable results.
“During the weeks of preparation we have been able to create a great feeling with the driver, as well as a great pace of work which I am sure will lead to very good results.”
Trident has not yet confirmed plans for other drivers to test in Abu Dhabi.
One driver tipped to appear at the F2 test is Turkish rising star Cem Bolukbasi, who finished fifth in this year’s Euroformula Open for Van Amersfoort Racing, although the team he will drive for in Abu Dhabi has yet to be named. confirmed.