Amaury Cordeel will enter this year’s Formula 2 championship as a rookie for series newcomers Van Amersfoort Racing.
Prior to joining the F3 grid, Cordeel won the 2018 Spanish Formula 4 title before racing in the Formula Regional Asian Winter series and then three races in the primary Formula Regional Asian series. He drove for Fernando Alonso’s team in the Formula Renault Eurocup in 2020, finishing 15th in the championship.
Cordeel’s best result in last year’s Formula 3 campaign was an 11th place finish at the Red Bull Ring. Having started on reverse-grid pole for the opening race at Zandvoort, a clash with Alexander Smolyar saw him fall to the back of the field from his best starting position of the season.
With the announcement of Cordeel moving up to series for 2022, only four spaces on the grid for this season remain to be filled. One seat at ART alongside Theo Pourchaire, a seat with Campos, the second seat at Charouz and the second seat at the Trident team.
Confirmed Formula 2 grid
|Carlin||Logan Sargeant||Liam Lawson|
|DAMS||Roy Nissany||Ayumu Iwasa|
|Hitech||Juri Vips||Marcus Armstrong|
|MP||Felipe Drugovich||Clement Novalak|
|Prema||Jehan Daruvala||Dennis Hauger|
|Van Amersfoort||Jake Hughes||Amaury Cordeel|
|Virtuosi||Jack Doohan||Marino Sato|
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9 comments on “Cordeel steps up from F3 to complete Van Amersfoort’s F2 line-up”
20th January 2022, 10:13
I don’t understand the promotion to F2 when I see this
Francesco Piea (@franco)
21st January 2022, 11:40
VAR needs his money.
20th January 2022, 13:29
Another no-hoper with a rich family, I realise it’s an issue with all motorsport but F2 in particular has become a bit of a joke lately. The fact the FIA have made it almost compulsory to do F2 to get into F1 means some talented but under-funded drivers can’t progress whereas people like this, Deledda etc can waste space on the grid.
Euro Brun (@eurobrun)
20th January 2022, 23:43
Indeed. Maybe you should need a minimum number of super licence points in order to be eligible for F2 now?
21st January 2022, 11:28
@eurobrun I think there’s a danger that would just push the various series below F2 into being even more expensive… What I think would be better would be to scrap the super license points system entirely and replace it with common sense. If one series isn’t massively prioritised by the points system, then costs to drive will go down as there would be multiple routes to reach F1, so the teams wouldn’t be able to name their price to such an extent.
21st January 2022, 11:29
And I realise that that’s how the system was for a very long time and money still mattered – but it seemed less extreme than it is now.
Trayambak Chakravarty (@major-dev)
21st January 2022, 6:53
It’s not just that he is a bad driver, but he is another whose controversial past will promptly be forgotten by the misogynists of the sport.
24th January 2022, 13:39
What did he do?
Red Andy (@red-andy)
21st January 2022, 7:20
I had hopes that Van Amersfoort would prove to be a more serious entry than the team they replaced, but this signing suggests sadly not. And that’s without going into his Instagram antics which mean that he should be nowhere near a racing car of any sort (or a school…)
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