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Drivex summons Simmons for Euroformula return

by Ida Wood

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Ayrton Simmons will return to Euroformula next weekend as he gets called up to race for Drivex School at the Hungaroring.

The Anglo-Spaniard started 2022 with a FIA Formula 3 Championship seat, but his time in that series only lasted one weekend and followed his debut in that series in the 2021 finale.

He spent last year racing in GB3, becoming title runner-up two years after he finished third when it was known as BRDC British F3, his time in the domestic championship sandwiching his half-season in Euroformula in 2020.

“After being out of the car for many months, I cannot wait to join the team to get started,” Simmons said of his Euroformula return.

“I will be giving it absolutely everything we have and more! The Michelin-shod, HWA-powered Dallara 320 is the best car I’ve driven in my career so far.”

From the four rounds he spent in the series in 2020 with Double R Racing, Simmons claimed a best finish of fifth.

“We’re so happy to have Ayrton Simmons in the team for the next round of Euroformula Open at Hungary,” Drivex team principal Miguel Angel de Castro commented.

“Even though, Simmons is a young racing driver, we’re so lucky to have him in the team, who will contribute with a lot of track experience. We have a lot of work to do yet, but undoubtly we’ll keep fighting to be on the top.”

Drivex missed the most recent Euroformula round at Spa, and had planned to return at the Hungaroring with two cars. One was to be driven by an experienced driver, a role presumably taken by Simmons, and another by a rookie from Formula 4.