HWA has announced it will run a joint FIA Formula 2 programme with Arden International during the 2019 season.

The German motorsport powerhouse will join forces with the British squad in an engineering and technical partnership during 2019, adding to its racing programmes in DTM and FIA Formula E.

HWA has already confirmed its involvement in the new F1-supporting FIA F3 series and had been elevating extending an entry into F2.

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“We are very pleased about this co-operation with Arden International, which is an important step for us as a team,” said HWA team principal Ulrich Fritz.

“It does not just represent a sporting challenge, but also allows us to utilise synergies and demonstrate our expertise in all areas of motorsport.

“The FIA Formula 2 Championship is an extremely exciting and competitive platform.

“As newcomers to this championship, our primary aim is to learn as much as possible, apply our engineering know-how and contribute to the success of Arden.

"An involvement in Formula 2 is an ideal addition to our wide spectrum of motorsport commitments, which now ranges from Formula 3 to Formula E, and from GT racing to the DTM.”

Arden has competed in the series since the inception of its former GP2 guise in 2005, managing a best result of second place in the teams’ standings in the same year.

It was supported by BWT and subsequently ran pink liveries during 2018, finishing ninth out of the 10 teams with race-winner Maximilian Gunther and Honda protege Nirei Fukuzumi.

The Arden-HWA collaboration will field an entirely new driver line-up for 2019 following Gunther and Fukuzumi’s respective departures to FE and Super Formula. It ran Ralph Boschung, Thomas Laurent and Ryan Tveter during post-season testing in Abu Dhabi. 

"We are delighted to announce our new engineering and technical partnership with HWA RACELAB,” Arden team principal Garry Horner added.

“HWA bring a wealth of engineering expertise and knowledge to the programme and we look forward to working with them in the FIA F2 Championship."