Charouz Racing System team will have a new lineup for the 2021 season. The Czech team has announced both David Beckmann and Guilherme Samaia.
Beckmann arrives in Formula 2 after two seasons in Formula 3, in which he took a pair of Sprint race wins, finishing sixth overall in the 2020 Formula 3 championship.
The German also tested for Charouz in Bahrain at the end of the season where he did all three days of testing alongside Samaia and Callum Ilott.
“I’m delighted to be able to jump into FIA Formula 2 this year after developing my career in Formula 3”.
“It’s exciting to have in front of me a new car and a new challenge, which reminds me of the step I took from F4 to F3, and this will be really challenging.”
“It’s also one more step towards Formula 1, and this means to see your goal a little bit closer. To be with Charouz Racing System in this venture makes me feel really comfortable: since they joined the FIA Formula 2, they showed to be on the spot, managing to be competitive and consistent in performance with all their drivers.”
Samaia, comes into Charouz off the back of a difficult rookie season with Campos, the Brazilian was the only full-time driver not to score a point in the entire season.
Nevertheless, Samaia is confident that 2021 will see him regain his confidence at his new team.
“I am extremely happy to have joined Charouz Racing System for the 2021 season; they gave me a great opportunity at the end of the 2020 season to rebuild and show what we can do out at the track.”
“The team brought me into high energy once again with a strong post-season test, we did together. I am truly grateful to have been brought in by such an incredible group of people. I am confident we will be a very tough team this year. We will push very hard.”
Team boss Antonín Charouz is confident that the driver pairing will see Charouz head back up the grid.
2020 turned out to be a tough season for the team, the Czech outfit moved slightly backward from sixth to seventh in the constructor’s championship year on year.
“I’m glad to have David and Guilherme on-board with us for this season. Looking back on the 2020 season, it probably was one of the hardest in motorsport’s history, but we have been strong and kept our head down to make the most out of it.”
“I’m much more confident about the 2021 campaign, as we have clearer guidelines about how to advance and this allows us to get even more focused on the work on track. We had already the pleasure to work with Beckmann and Samaia in testing, and the results were positive and encouraging for both.”
“This season will see also a revolution in terms of the Sporting Code of the series, which I’m sure will give some extra excitement to our season.”
We look forward to seeing the team back on track in just a few weeks’ time.