Williams reserve driver Jack Aitken will remain in the Campos Racing driver line-up for the 2020 Formula 2 season.

Having made the switch from Renault’s junior programme to Williams over the winter, Aitken will stick with Spanish squad Campos Racing in Formula 2 this year. The British driver is joined by rookie Guilherme Samaia to complete the team’s 2020 F2 driver line-up.

Aitken is preparing for his third consecutive season in the F1 feeder series, having impressed on his way to fifth place in last year’s F2 drivers’ championship with the highlight of three wins and four further rostrum appearances.

With two solid years in F2 to rely on, Aitken is aiming for more wins and a sustained title attack in 2020.

“Formula 2 delivers some of the closest and hardest racing that you will find anywhere in the world,” Aitken said. “So, I’m really happy to be getting back to it in 2020. It was important to find a race drive for this year, and it was logical to build on the excellent work we did with Campos Racing last year to go for another season.

“Campos Racing is a team made up of excellent individuals and I look forward to a new way of working with my race engineer Miguel and all of the rest of the guys. Last year we were fifth in the championship, but we were challenging for wins and the championship throughout the whole season, so that’s what we need to try and do again: build the season as a whole and make progress step by step.

“Last year we did a great job by winning three times. This year we will carry on that work by going for even more wins and the Championship itself.”

Samaia, a former Brazilian F3 champion, joins Aitken at the Spanish squad fresh from one year in the Euroformula Open championship.

“I’m really happy to join Campos Racing team for the 2020 Formula 2 season. I feel I couldn’t be in a better place to come into the championship. Campos Racing showed strong and solid results last year and throughout their whole history,” Samaia said.

“They are a very professional and reliable team. I am lucky to have such an experienced team and team-mate with me, which I will learn a lot from. I’m confident that together, we will be a strong presence this season.

“I would like to thank my sponsors and all those around me that made this possible. Joining F2 is a major step on my career, I feel ready to face the challenges it will bring me. I can’t wait to get started in this new era of Formula 2.”

 

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