Pourchaire retains ART seat for third season in F2

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Alfa Romeo-Sauber reserve Theo Pourchaire will undertake this year a third season in the FIA Formula 2 Championship with ART Grand Prix.

The talented 19-year-old Frenchman finished runner-up to Felipe Drugovic in the feeder series last year, scoring three wins and an additional four podiums.

His strong results warranted a promotion to Formula 1 but with Alfa Romeo unable to offer the Sauber Driver Academy member a race seat and with no spots left on the grid, Pourchaire has accepted a third campaign in F2.

"I couldn’t be happier to extend my career in this top-level Formula 2 championship with ART Grand Prix, which has become a family to me," said the young gun wjo enjoyed an FP1 outing with Alfa at last year's US Grand Prix. .

"We have had intense moments over the past three years and it’s important to prepare for the 2023 championship with a team that knows me and knows how to put me in the best possible situations.

"We may have lacked success last year, but we gained experience that makes us even stronger.

"I will do everything I can to bring the title to ART Grand Prix this season."

ART, which last won the drivers' title in F2 with George Russell in 2018, has yet to reveal the name of Pourchaire's teammate for 2023.

"Theo will still be one of the youngest drivers on the grid, but he has acquired a technical and personal maturity which, combined with his speed and his combativeness, will be a major asset to be consistently at the front of the field and will help the team in its technical focus," commented ART team principal Sebastien Philippe.

"Last season showed us how much every detail counts and after two seasons in Formula 2 with Theo, ART Grand Prix’s mission will be to master everything in our power to optimise our chances of winning the title in 2023."

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