Joshua Mason Replaces Brad Benavides at PHM Racing

Joshua Mason Replaces Brad Benavides at PHM Racing

Joshua Mason Replaces PHM Racing By Charouz at SpaJoshua Mason replaces Brad Benavides at PHM Racing by Charouz at Spa-Francorchamps

Joshua Mason has made a remarkable step up to Formula 2 this weekend at Spa, the 21-year-old replacing Brad Benevides at PHM Racing By Charouz. 

The Brit was competing in his third season of the Euroformula Open Championship this season, he joined the series late in Spa-Francorchamps after the first 3 rounds in Portimao. In the 6 races he competed in, he achieved one win and three podiums all at the Hungaroring race weekend with the CryptoTower Racing Team. 

Never finishing lower than 5th place in his 6 races in the series is a strong statistic for any driver and has clearly caught the eye of PHM Racing By Charouz.

Team Manager Box Vavrik had some encouraging words to say about Josh saying, “We are happy to welcome Josh Mason in our team for Spa. It will be a tough wet weekend for him as a rookie driver and the team in the current condition at this track. We are going through the whole process to prepare the driver for such a big step to FIA Formula 2”

The Euroformula Open Championship has brought through some of the most promising and well-known talent into motorsport and brings drivers towards seats in Formula 2 and Formula 3. The series’ drivers alumni contain talent such as; Felipe Drugovich, Liam Lawson, Jack Doohan, Yuki Tsunoda, Dennis Hauger, Calan Williams, Alex Palou and David Schumacher to name only a few.

A mix of heavy and light rain has been forecast for the entire weekend in Spa, not the ideal conditions for a young driver like Josh to get accustomed to life in FIA Formula 2 and will be fascinating to see what the young Brit will be able to achieve throughout the weekend.

Josh spoke ahead of his first weekend in Formula 2:

“It’s a mix of emotions – excited, nervous and all the emotions are following through. To jump into Formula 2 around Spa in the wet means there’s quite a lot being thrown at me, but I’m looking forward to get started with PHM Racing by Charouz.”


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