So day number one after the final race of the season and its been a busy Monday, we have had UNI-Virtuosi confirm their driver lineup for the 2022 season.
Their two drivers being Jack Doohan who is Formula Three’s Vice Champion taking one seat and then Marino Sato who drove for Trident this year has switched to the British team!
The duo replace Felipe Drugovich and Guanyu Zhou, the latter graduating to Formula 1 after three years with the team.
Doohan won four races, three podiums from seven rounds in Formula 3 this year and missed out to Dennis Hauger in the title battle, however he did help Trident to get the Teams Championship.
2022 will be Doohan’s first full year in Formula 2, having taken part in the final two rounds this year where he scored a top five finish and qualified on the front row.
“I’m very pleased and excited to join forces with Virtuosi Racing for our 2022 FIA Formula 2 campaign,” said Doohan.” I’m looking forward to continuing the team’s success and getting to work with the team in post-season testing this coming week!”
22 year old Sato made his F2 debut in Monza back in 2019 with Campos before he made the switch to Trident for 2020 and 2021. The past two seasons he has took two points finishes.
“It’s really a privilege to join a team that is fighting for the championship,” said Sato. “I have to say a big thank you to everyone involved in making this happen, and to the team for trusting me. I’m really looking forward to the upcoming season!”
I knew it wouldn’t be long until we saw an announcement for Jack! These past two F2 weekends have been good, scoring points, qualifying 2nd and doing some lovely battles on track whilst also learning the F2 car.
I’m quite surprised Sato got announced, it will be interesting to see what he can do in the car next year, as the team has had a really good year finishing 2nd overall.