The addition of Hitech Grand Prix to the FIA Formula 2 Championship in 2020 will grow the entry list to 22 cars.
Based out of the United Kingdom, the team has a wealth of experience in junior formula single-seater series. The team currently competes in the FIA Formula 3 Championship, Formula 3 Asian Championship and W Series.
Previous campaigns included the FIA European Formula 3 Championship, British Formula 3 Championship and Formula 3 in South America.
“I’d like to thank Bruno Michel (Formula 2 CEO) for the trust placed in Hitech to give us an additional entry,” Hitech Grand Prix owner Oliver Oakes said.
“Stepping up to F2 was always something we were aspiring towards, once we had established ourselves in the new era of Formula 3.
“With the new 18-inch rims and some car updates coming to F2 in 2020 it made entering now much more necessary than the end of 2020 where we would be a year behind the learning process.
“Of course, joining the grid this late means we are slightly up against it – but at Hitech we like a challenge.
“We are under no illusions that it will be a big ask to compete against some very established teams in F2 but I believe in our group and I am really excited for the first event in March at Bahrain.”
Drivers for the team haven’t been confirmed yet, but reports indicate Nikita Mazepin is in line to join the team. Sergio Sette Camara is another option for the team, however, Motorsport.com reports Luca Ghiotto is a late entry to the market.
“I’m pleased to welcome Hitech Grand Prix to our 2020 F2 grid,” Formula 2 CEO Bruno Michel said.
“As stated before, many teams continuously show interest in joining our Championship. Today’s driver market combined with Hitech’s prowess meant this addition to the new season became possible.
“Hitech Grand Prix enjoyed a strong Formula 3 season in 2019 and I know that although they are joining late, they will be able to adapt quickly to Formula 2 in order to fight against the other teams.”
This year’s FIA Formula 2 Championship will get underway at Bahrain International Circuit over 20-22 March.