2020 Formula 3 standout driver and Sauber junior Theo Pourchaire will be a Formula 2 driver this year as he graduates to the series with the ART team.
Last year he was making headlines by not only being a 16-year-old in a highly competitive Formula 3 championship but also with his late push for the title.
Following those performances, Pourchaire made his debut in F2 at the end of last season, starting the final four races of the series with HWA.
This will now stand as great preparation ahead of the new season, which begins in a matter of weeks. (Check out our schedule)
“I am very happy to be able to continue with ART Grand Prix,” said the young Frenchman Pourchaire.
“This team gave me the opportunity to drive in F3 last year and now accompanies me to the gates of Formula 1, in F2.
“This year my aim does not change, I’m still aiming for the top. I would like to thank Sauber Academy, ART Grand Prix, my sponsors, and my family. I feel perfectly ready for this new season. I will probably be the youngest driver in the F2 championship this year, so the goal will be to gain as much experience as possible and to progress throughout the season.”
The second ART driver is still to be confirmed for 2021 but many believe it will be last years driver Christian Lundgaard.
Following the teams announcement the ART Team Manager Sebastien Phillippe said;
“Theo’s progress has been remarkable since his debut in motorsports, F4 champion in 2019, he ended last season as F3 runner-up. Beyond the final result, he impressed the team by his evolution in a delicate context and with an extremely competitive field.
“Théo had nothing to gain by doing a second season in F3 and his move to F2 is the logical next step of our collaboration. The step is high, but between his talent, his determination and his thirst for learning, I’m sure he can make this transition a success”
We will wait to see who partners Pourchaire for 2021 in the coming days or weeks. Do you also think it will be Lundgaard?
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