Van Amersfoort Racing has selected its line-up for its inaugural season in Formula 2, with Amaury Cordeel partnering Jake Hughes.
Cordeel was a winner in Formula 4 United Arab Emirates and North European Zone and the Spanish F4 champion in 2018, but has since then been light on strong results as he has moved up the single-seater ladder.
Two seasons in the Formula Renault Eurocup had the highlights of two fifth place finishes, then last year he stepped up to FIA Formula 3 and came 23rd in the standings after failing to score. He then joined VAR for F2 post-season testing.
“I am extremely excited to make this step up to F2,” said Cordeel.
“I got to know the car during the post-season test at Abu Dhabi and it is an impressive drive. The power increase in comparison to F3 is obviously very noticeable, but I felt comfortable behind the wheel. I am very well aware that the season ahead will be a challenging one and I will face a steep learning curve. However, having VAR as my team to rely on gives me great confidence.
“I am thankful for the trust they’ve put in me and I look very much forward to being part of their FIA F2 debut. The level of dedication and professionalism shown during the test at Yas Marina was impressive, the least said. I will put my learnings from F3 to best use and together with the support of VAR, will build up from there onwards. I have been using the off-season to get in optimum shape, both physically and mentally, not to mention the endless hours I’ve spent in the simulator. I feel ready!”