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Ex-Ferrari Driver Academy member Petecof jumps up to F2 · RaceFans

In the round-up: Gianluca Petecof, who split from the Ferrari Driver Academy after winning the Formula Regional European championship last year, will race in Formula 1 this season.

Petecof to race in F2 for Campos

Petecof beat fellow FDA member Arthur Leclerc to the FRE title by 16 points last year. The 18-year old will graduate straight to Formula 2 with the Campos and join Ralph Boschung in the team’s 2021 line-up.

He was signed to the team by its founder Adrian Campos prior to his sudden death last week. “It is an honour to know that one of the great Adrian’s last wishes was to have me in a Campos car and it motivates me in a special way more than ever before,” said Petecof.

“Campos Racing has a winning culture and giving unique opportunities to young drivers is in the team’s DNA. I cannot wait to start working with them and prove ourselves once again.

2021 Formula 2 driver line-up confirmed so far

Team Car Driver
ART 1 Theo Pourchaire
Campos 1 Ralph Boschung
Campos 2 Gianluca Petecof
Carlin 1 Jehan Daruvala
Carlin 2 Dan Ticktum
Charouz 1 TBC
Charouz 2 TBC
DAMS 1 Marcus Armstrong
DAMS 2 Roy Nissany
Hitech 1 Liam Lawson
Hitech 2 Juri Vips
HWA 1 Matteo Nannini
HWA 2 Alessio Deledda
MP 1 Lirim Zendeli
Prema 1 Robert Shwartzman
Prema 2 Oscar Piastri
Trident 1 TBC
Trident 2 TBC
Virtuosi 1 Felipe Drugovich
Virtuosi 2 TBC

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Magnussen heads to WEC

Former Formula 1 driver Kevin Magnussen will be part of Peugeot’s six-strong line-up for the World Endurance Championship.

Magnussen joins fellow ex-F1 racers Jean-Eric Vergne and Paul di Resta plus Loic Duval, Mikkel Jensen and Gustavo Menezes in the race seats. James Rossiter was named reserves and simulator driver.

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On this day in F1

Pedro de la Rosa, McLaren, Jerez, 2006
Kimi Raikkonen, McLaren, Jerez, 2006
Kimi Raikkonen, McLaren, Jerez, 2006
  • 15 years ago today Formula 1 teams were testing at Jerez. McLaren ran two different cars, the MP4-20 and new MP4-21, both in an interim orange livery

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