ADAC Formula 4 champions, and Italian F4 champions, Van Amersfoort, are making a giant leap into the world of FIA Formula 2.
46 years into their impressive history, Frits Van Amersfoort remains at the helm of the ship. Taking over the HWA RACELAB garage next season, VAR are already setting out their stall for the post-season test at the Yas Marina Circuit.
When asked about their move into Formula 2, Frits stated:
“For us it’s a new challenge. It’s basically an unknown platform in an unknown world.
“I’ve been racing for 40 years, the team has a large experience, and we’re really looking forward to the new challenge.”
Focusing on the job ahead, combined with a great passion for the sport, Frits exhibits a sincere purpose, “I’m standing with my feet on the ground. So I’m not dreaming away.”
Despite this being the team’s debut in the feeder series, the Dutchman isn’t hiding behind the team’s inexperience:
“It’s going to be hard and it’s going to be difficult. But, I also believe everybody cooks with water, so let’s take up the challenge and do it.”
The team have an impressive set-up at the factory, based just 50km East of Amsterdam. They boast a visit to their HQ will be, “special”, as business groups are guided through their state-of-the-art facilities.
“In Holland we’re already lining up, we have a fantastic facility.
“We’ve got our plans sorted and we know what we need to do, and we will have a busy winter. We have a lot of development to do.”
Formula 2 testing is being held across three days on Yas Island, following the last F2 race of the 2021 season.
There’ll be a lot of hard work in the upcoming days for the VAR team, gathering valuable data for their 2022 campaign:
“We know F2 is hard. Because of the relatively short track time we have, we need to focus on different ways to get the information and to get the experience. That’s another challenge to face, but of course we’re up to it.”
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