Gianluca Petecof will move into FIA Formula 2 for the 2021 season and will be teaming up with Ralph Boschung at Campos Racing.
The eighteen-year-old Brazilian comes into the series as the reigning Formula Regional champion, beating his PREMA teammate Arthur Leclerc for the Championship.
Petecof had announced that he was no longer part of Ferrari’s young driver academy, potentially putting the Sao Paulo native on the sidelines for the 2021 season.
However, the late Adrián Campos was desperate to seek the Brazilian’s services for the 2021 season. After the sudden passing his, son Adrián Campos Jr pushed even harder to make his father’s wish a reality.
“I am sure that I speak on behalf of the entire team if I say that we are very excited to complete our Formula 2 driver line up with such a professional driver and so much hunger for victory like Gianluca.”
“He has made a very important step of category and will have hard work ahead, but don’t forget that he is the current champion of the Formula Regional so we all have a lot of confidence and enthusiasm in the results that both Gianluca and Ralph can achieve in this 2021 season.”
“This is an agreement that my father did not have the opportunity to complete before he passed away, but we know that completing the F2 line up with Gianluca was his wish and we have fought very hard to make it happen. I want to welcome him on behalf of Campos Racing and wish him the best of luck in this 2021 season.”
Petecof, will be hungry to get started in the category, and reward Adrián Campos’ persistence to have him in their car for the FIA Formula 2 season in 2021.
“It is an honor to know that one of the great Adrian’s last wishes was to have me in a Campos car and it motivates me in a special way more than ever before. Campos Racing has a winning culture and giving unique opportunities to young drivers is in the team’s DNA. I cannot wait to start working with them and prove ourselves once again.”
Campos Racing are the fifth team to have completed their driver line up for 2021.
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