The 20-year-old will replace Lirim Zendeli in MP Motorsport’s line-up for next month’s final two rounds in Jeddah and Yas Marina after Zendeli was forced to drop out due to financial reasons. 

Novalak claimed four podiums on his way to taking third place in this year’s Formula 3 championship with Trident. 

“I’m delighted to get my first taste of F2 as soon as at Jeddah and Yas Marina”, said Novalak, the 2019 BRDC British Formula 3 champion.

“This will only help me towards my ambitions for a first full season in F2 in 2022.

“I’m truly thankful to MP Motorsport for handing me this opportunity, and I fully intend to make the most of it.

“MP has been a race-winning outfit in F2 for the past two years, so I hope that teaming up with them will allow me to return to my winning ways. I can’t wait to get started.”

The French-Swiss driver was crowned the 2019 British F3 champion with Carlin before graduating to FIA F3 the following year with the same team, finishing his rookie season 12th in the standings.

MP Motorsport boss Sander Dorsman said: “We are very happy to welcome Clement in our F2 line-up for 2022, and are especially excited to give him his first runs in a Formula 2 car in the six 2021 races still coming up.

“He pulled together a very strong season in F3, and especially his late run of form that took him up from sixth to third in the standings was extremely impressive.

"We are aiming to capitalise on that momentum by putting him in one of our F2 cars in the two remaining rounds on the Arabian peninsula. For next year, I’m sure he will be among the outstanding rookies of the year.”