Ex-Red Bull junior driver Dan Ticktum will make his Formula 2 debut in 2020 after landing a seat alongside Sean Gelael with DAMS.

Two-time Macau Grand Prix winner Ticktum was dropped from Red Bull's junior program earlier this year after a disappointing start to the season in Super Formula, where he had been placed for 2019.

The Briton was announced as part of reigning F2 teams' champion DAMS' line-up for 2020 on Wednesday, partnering Gelael, who moves across from Prema for his fourth season in the category.

Both will feature for DAMS in this week's post-season F2 test in Abu Dhabi.

"It’s an honour to be joining DAMS in Formula 2 for the 2020 season. Having competed with them in GP3 in 2017, I’m looking forward to being back with the team and continuing to build on those successes," said Ticktum.

"By winning the teams’ title this year, DAMS has again shown that they are one of the best outfits out there. François and his team have a reputation in the Formula 1 paddock for producing top drivers as well as for offering them the best support to get them to F1.

"I can’t wait to get started later this week in Abu Dhabi."

Gelael added: "I’m really humbled that DAMS has accepted me as one of their drivers, especially after the year they’ve had winning the teams’ championship and with the tough driver market there is.

"Obviously, we’ll be looking to repeat that next season although it’s going to be challenging. We have big changes with the introduction of the 18-inch wheels, but we’ve got a great bunch of people that believe in their drivers."

 

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