Ferrari Driver Academy members Marcus Armstrong, Giuliano Alesi and Callum Ilott have all been confirmed in Formula 2 seats for the 2020 season.

Following confirmation this morning that Ferrari junior and FIA Formula 3 champion Robert Shwartzman would be joining Mick Schumacher at Prema for 2020, the Italian manufacturer has confirmed where its other junior drivers will be landing for next season.

Armstrong finished as runner-up to Shwartzman in the FIA F3 standings last year, winning three races, and will race with ART Grand Prix in 2020. The team has claimed the drivers' title in the last two seasons with George Russell (2018) and Nyck de Vries (2018).

"It’s an honour to join ART Grand Prix for many reasons, mainly because of the team’s huge history. It’s been a driving force in GP2 and F2 over the last fifteen years and a lot of F1 drivers have come from the ranks of ART Grand Prix," Armstrong said.

"I met the team in Paris to meet everybody and my first impression was that everybody is really professional, they try to find small advantages everywhere… and there is a little pressure to be honest!

"I’m confident we can be successful together because the team wants to teach me all the right things and one of my strengths has always been to adapt to new situations."

Ilott will remain in F2 for a second season, moving across to UNI-Virtuosi after racing with Sauber Junior Team by Charouz through 2019.

"I’m really excited to be joining UNI-Virtuosi for 2020. I believe this is the best place for me to fight for the championship title as winning is in the team’s DNA and I share the same hunger for success," Ilott said.

“The professionalism within the team, from the management to the mechanics, is second to none and it’s easy to see why they’re always mentioned in the fight for the championship."

FDA stablemate Alesi also switches teams, moving from Trident to the incoming HWA Racelab team, where he will partner Artem Markelov.

"I would like to thank HWA AG for the magnificent reception and for the faith they are putting in me. I am overjoyed to be part of this impressive company," said Alesi.

"All the employees are already highly motivated and I am looking forward to working with a great team - that is the most important thing for me. I cannot describe how I feel at the moment - I am over the moon."

 

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