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Doohan and Sato be a part of Virtuosi Racing for 2022 F2 season

Doohan will be a part of the crew after ending second to Dennis Hauger within the 2021 FIA F3 Championship, taking 4 wins and 7 podiums. The son of motorbike racing legend Mick additionally led Trident to its first F3 groups’ title.

It is going to be the Australian’s first full yr in F2, having taken half within the remaining two rounds of the 2021 season in Jeddah and Abu Dhabi for MP Motorsport.

He completed fifth within the second Jeddah dash, and impressively certified second for the Abu Dhabi characteristic race earlier than crashing out whereas battling with 2022 Alfa Romeo Formulation 1 driver Guanyu Zhou.

Sato joins the crew from Trident, the place he spent the previous two years in F2, scoring two factors throughout the campaigns.

The Japanese driver gained the 2019 Euroformula Open title, scoring 9 wins, 11 podiums and 6 pole positions from the 9 rounds.

He additionally arrives with F1 expertise, having pushed for AlphaTauri within the 2020 Abu Dhabi younger driver take a look at.

Doohan stated of his signing: “I am more than happy and excited to hitch forces with Virtuosi Racing for our 2022 FIA Formulation 2 marketing campaign.

“I’m wanting ahead to persevering with the crew’s success and attending to work with the crew in post-season testing this coming week.”

Doohan has built experience in F2 with MP Motorsport

Doohan has constructed expertise in F2 with MP Motorsport

Photograph by: Zak Mauger / Motorsport Images

Sato added: “It’s an actual privilege to hitch a crew that’s combating for the championship.

“I’ve to say a giant thanks to everybody concerned in making this occur, and to the crew for trusting me. I’m actually wanting ahead to the upcoming season.”

Virtuosi completed second within the F2 groups’ championship this yr, scoring 288 factors to complete behind Prema Racing.

The Norfolk-based crew joined the sequence underneath its personal banner in 2019, taking on the entry of the Russian Time’s entry it had run for the reason that 2014 GP2 season. It gained the groups’ title in 2017 and has completed second for the previous three campaigns.

Zhou was a title contender for the crew this yr, finally ending third behind champion Oscar Piastri and Prema team-mate Robert Shwartzman.

In a press release, the Virtuosi Racing crew stated: “We’re more than happy to announce Jack Doohan and Marino Sato for the 2022 FIA Formulation 2 season.

“Marino joins the crew with a strong basis of Formulation 2 expertise and Jack arrives as no stranger to success being the present FIA F3 vice-champion.

“We’re excited to get began in post-season checks later this week and are wanting ahead to the season forward collectively.”

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