M2 Competition has finalised its driver line-up for its maiden Formula Renault Eurocup campaign with the signing of American driver Yves Baltas.
The 17-year-old from New York took part in the pre-season tests at Paul Ricard and Barcelona with M2, and will now race for the team alongside Kush Maini and Esteban Muth.
Baltas contested the first two rounds of the British Formula 4 season in 2017 with Arden, and then contested much of last year’s Euroformula Open campaign with Campos Racing, achieving a best finish of seventh.
?I am really excited for the 2019 season and for a great year of racing in the Formula Renault Eurocup,” he said.
“I have been very impressed with the entire operation at M2 Competition. As I always like to challenge myself, entering 2019 will be no different as we compete at some of the most iconic racetracks in Europe.”
Team principal Jonathan Moury added: “While he?s a newcomer to this series, Yves has been driving single-seaters since he was 13 years old and has amassed a lot of experience in that time.
“He?s determined, mature and made great progress across the?testing at Paul Ricard and Barcelona.
“With a couple more days testing planned in the next month, we anticipate being ready to kick off the season at Monza in good shape.”
M2 are the fifth team to amass a full line-up of three drivers ahead of the season opener at Monza next weekend, bringing the total confirmed number of drivers up to 20.