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Formula 2

ART retain F1 reserve driver for 2023 season

The ART team have announced half of their driver line-up for the 2023 Formula 2 season.

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The ART Grand Prix squad have announced that Theo Pourchaire will remain for a third season in Formula 2 in the 2023 campaign.

Frenchman Pourchaire claimed three wins and four further podiums in 2022 as he finished runner-up in the F2 standings to Felipe Drugovich, having finished fifth in his first full-time season in '21.

Pourchaire dovetailed his F2 work in 2022 with one FP1 outing in Formula 1 with Alfa Romeo at the United States Grand Prix - fulfilling the mandatory rule of young drivers competing in a practice session.

The 19-year-old also drove for the team during the post-season test following the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Although ART have announced Pourchaire's services for another season, they still need to fill the seat vacated by Mercedes junior Frederik Vesti who departed to join Prema.

Including the second ART seat, there is still one available at MP Motorsport alongside Dennis Hauger as champion Drugovich is not allowed to defend his title.

The 2023 F2 season kicks off in Bahrain on the F1 support package, and will feature 14 rounds, including an Australian race weekend for the first time in March/April.

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