Sauber junior Pourchaire joins ART for F2 campaign


Sauber protégé Theo Pourchaire will race in this year's FIA Formula 2 Championship with ART Grand Prix.

The highly-rated 17-year-old French charger finished second with ART in last year's FIA F3, trailing series champion Oscar Piastri by just three points in the final standings.

Pourchaire made his F1 debut at the end of last season, running in the final two rounds with HWA.

"I am very happy to be able to continue with ART Grand Prix!" said Pourchaire, the 2019 winner of the German F4 title.

"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!".

ART - which ran Marcus Armstrong and Christian Lundgaard in F2 last year - has yet to announce the driver that will race alongside Pourchaire this season.

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