Hitech sign Aron and Cordeel for 2024 F2 season

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The Hitech Formula 2 team have confirmed former Mercedes junior Paul Aron and series Amaury Cordeel will race for them 2024.

Aron will step up into the second-tier series for his first full season, while Cordeel will embark on his third season with a third different team.

It marks an entirely changed lined up for the British-based Hitech outfit, who ran Red Bull juniors Jak Crawford and Isack Hadjar in 2023. Both drivers took a single race victory each, with the pair finishing the season in 13th and 14th in the drivers’ standings, respectively. Crawford will move to DAMS for 2024, with Hadjar joining Pepe Marti at Campos.

Nineteen-year-old Aron finished third in this year’s Formula 3 championship racing with Prema, taking a single victory and three other podium appearances. He also participated in the final F2 round in Abu Dhabi with Trident, finishing 16th in the sprint race and 18th in the feature race.

Cordeel only took two points finishes this season to be classified 20th – three places lower than he finished in his maiden F2 campaign with Van Amersfoort in 2022. Cordeel only has a single top five race finish in his F2 career, but Hitech F2 team manager Clive Hatton said the team was feeling “enthusiastic” about their driver line up for 2024.

“Amaury has two years’ worth of experience in FIA F2,” Hatton said. “Showing a rise in performance in recent rounds, we hope to build on this in post-season testing and into next season.

“Paul proved himself to be a championship contender last year in FIA F3, and the previous two years in Formula Regional European Championship. We are eager to see them both working with the team, performing on track and fighting for victories.”

Aron was a member of the Mercedes junior driver programme for the last two seasons, but his relationship with Mercedes ended at the conclusion of his Formula 3 season.

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2024 Formula 2 driver line-up

TeamDriver 1Driver 2
MPFranco ColapintoDennis Hauger
ARTZak O’SullivanTBC
PremaAndrea Kimi AntonelliTBC
HitechPaul AronAmaury Cordeel
DAMSJak CrawfordTBC
VirtuosiGabriel BortoletoKush Maini
PHM by CharouzJoshua DuerksenTBC
Van AmersfoortTBCTBC
CamposIsack HadjarPepe Marti

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2 comments on “Hitech sign Aron and Cordeel for 2024 F2 season”

  1. Despite being Belgian I’m not a fan of Amaury Cordeel. He’s making mistakes way too often or he’s simply anonymous but he has probably deep pockets to remain at this level of motorsport.

  2. The money these guys all have to pay to get through this single seat ladder system, only for it to stall after F2 because there just aren’t enough seats available in F1 … all while F1 teams fight to prevent new teams so they can make more money.

    Logan has a Williams seat more thanks to his passport origins than his results on the the track, while Filipe is an Aston spectator, and Nyck has been bounced around. Even Piastri had to get in a side door, and Mick got a junk Haas, an obnoxious boss, & not enough time to get into the sport. There’s no room for F2 champions, so the rest stand no chance.
    Off to Indy, FE, WEC and Japan they go. Minus millions of dollars gambling on an F1 seat with almost no chance of success.

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