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Dennis Hauger sticks with MP Motorsport for his third year in F2

by Ida Wood

Photo: Formula Motorsport Ltd

MP Motorsport has announced Dennis Hauger will remain with the team in 2024 for a second season in Formula 2.

It will be Hauger’s third season in total, having debuted last year with Prema and come 10th in the standings with a sprint race win in Monaco and a feature race win in Baku. He also claimed podiums at Imola and Zandvoort.

In 2023 he has taken sprint race wins in Melbourne and at the Hungaroring with MP, but is yet to finish any higher than fifth in a feature race. He currently sits eighth in the standings and is in contention to finish as high as fourth in the championship.

Last month he announced his own departure from the Red Bull Junior Team for 2024 but that he would be staying in F2 for next year. Hauger has been a Red Bull junior since 2018.

“I’m really happy to stay with MP Motorsport for another season of FIA F2,” said Hauger.

“I’m truly looking forward to the challenge of setting up a winning new F2 car, as we aim to build on the experience we gained as a team working together in 2023. I welcome Franco [Colapinto] as my new team-mate – he’s a familiar face to MP too, and that can only be to our advantage in the transitional winter period while getting to grips with the new car.”

MP’s team principal Sander Dorsman added: “We are delighted that Dennis has decided to continue with us in the new season. He’s quick, with a cool and smart head on his shoulders. His feedback will help us in the development race with the new car as we move into a new era of FIA F2. With Dennis and Franco, we have two known quantities in our top team on the single-seater ladder. Having signed both at a very early stage will surely contribute to our getting up to speed as soon as we can.”