The FIA Formulation three graduate has been closely linked to a promotion to the Dutch squad’s F2 programme, with an look on the pre-season take a look at solely serving to strengthen hypothesis.
MP Motorsport has in the present day confirmed by way of social media that Verschoor will certainly be part of the workforce for the F2 season opener, though Autosport/Motorsport.com understands the deal is only for Bahrain at this stage. The seat was the final to be stuffed on the 2021 F2 grid.
Verschoor, who was 14th quickest total within the take a look at, will be part of fellow F3 alumni Lirim Zendeli on the squad in what’s an all-new line-up for the workforce this 12 months.
“Prepare for the primary Formulation 2 spherical, the place we are going to proceed racing with our testing line up from 2 weeks in the past,” MP Motorsport posted on Twitter.
“Our drivers, Lirim and Richard, are able to hit the observe and struggle for factors.”
Richard Verschoor (NLD, MP MOTORSPORT)
Picture by: Charles Coates / Motorsport Images
The 20-year-old Dutchman has lengthy been related to MP Motorsport having first raced with the squad within the 2016 Spanish and SMP F4 championships, which he gained.
He was additionally a winner of the celebrated Macau Grand Prix in 2019..
Final 12 months he raced with the squad in FIA Formulation three, scoring 13 high 10 finishes, together with a podium on the Purple Bull Ring, on his technique to ninth total in his second full F3 season.
MP Motorsport is anticipated to unveil a model new livery on each its automobiles on Friday earlier than motion begins.
Verschoor just isn’t the one driver on the grid racing beneath a one race deal, after Trident introduced countryman Bent Viscaal can be becoming a member of them for the opening race. Nevertheless, Viscaal is desiring to safe an settlement to be on the grid for the complete 12 months.
The F2 season will formally start with the sphere set to contest a 45 minute observe session forward of the debut of the sequence’s new qualifying format.
As per new sporting laws, the qualifying session will see the highest 10 inverted on the grid for Race 1 on Saturday. The session may even set the beginning order for Sunday’s characteristic race.
FIA Formulation 2 Championship 2021 line-up:
Prema Racing: Robert Shwartzman, Oscar Piastri
UNI-Virtuosi: Felipe Drugovich, Guanyu Zhou
Carlin: Jehan Daruvala, Dan Ticktum
Hitech Grand Prix: Juri Vips, Liam Lawson
ART Grand Prix: Theo Pourchaire, Christian Lundgaard
MP Motorsport: Lirim Zendeli, Richard Verschoor
Charouz Racing System: David Beckmann, Guilherme Samaia
DAMS: Marcus Armstrong, Roy Nissany
Campos Racing: Ralph Boschung, Gianluca Petecof
HWA Racelab: Matteo Nannini, Alessio Deledda
Trident: Bent Viscaal, Marino Sato