Hauger, 18, racked up four victories, three pole positions and nine podium finishes last year as he became the series champion with Prema in his sophomore F3 season. 

The Red Bull-backed Norwegian took part in the F2 post-season test with Prema and will graduate to Formula 1’s direct feeder series. 

“I’m delighted to continue with Prema in 2022. We had a good year in 2021 with some amazing teamwork, and I really enjoyed it,” Hauger said. 

“I’m extremely happy that they keep believing in me, and I’m looking forward to carrying on the hard work we put in together this season as well.”

Hauger will be joined at Prema by fellow Red Bull junior Jehan Daruvala. 

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The 23-year-old Indian will make the switch from Carlin to contest his third-full F2 season with the single-seater giants. Daruvala scored two wins on his way to finishing seventh last year. 

“I’m really happy to be back at PREMA and continue to be part of the Red Bull Junior Team for the 2022 FIA F2 Championship,” Daruvala said. 

“We have worked together in the past and share a fantastic relationship. PREMA is a champion team and I can’t wait to get started and look forward to a successful F2 campaign.”

Juri Vips will continue to race for Hitech for a second season with the team in F2, while Liam Lawson has made the switch to Carlin for his second campaign in the series. 

Meanwhile, Red Bull and Honda junior Ayumu Iwasa will make the step up from F3 to compete in his rookie F2 season with DAMS, taking the total number of Red Bull-backed drivers in the series to five. 

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In F3, Red Bull junior Jak Crawford has swapped Hitech for Prema to complete the Italian outfit’s 2022 line-up alongside Ollie Bearman and Arthur Leclerc. 

Jonny Edgar has switched to Trident for his second season in F3, while fellow Red Bull-backed Isack Hadjar will make his F3 debut with Hitech. 

2021 F3 runner-up Jack Doohan, son of five-time MotoGP world champion champion Mick, no longer appears to be associated with Red Bull.