Former Formula 1 racer Sergey Sirotkin has been called up by
ART Grand Prix to replace the quarantined Christian Lundgaard for the upcoming
Formula 2 test in Bahrain.
Lundgaard is set to step up to the championship this year
but is stranded in Tenerife after an outbreak of the Covid-19 virus in the
hotel in which he was staying.
Lundgaard, who was attending a Renault Sport Academy
training camp, has been given the all-clear by doctors but has not been
permitted to leave.
Sirotkin competed for ART Grand Prix in Formula 2’s
predecessor GP2 in 2016, and made a one-off appearance with the squad in place
of the injured Alexander Albon a year later.
He raced full-time for Williams in Formula 1 in 2018 and
last season held a dual reserve role at McLaren and Renault.
Sirotkin rekindled his relationship with ART Grand Prix in
sportscars last year as the team ran the SMP Racing operation.
“I am very pleased to receive such an offer from ART
Grand Prix,” said Sirotkin.
“I admit, it was unexpected for me. I want to thank
the team for choosing me among a large number of other drivers, and for its
“I will be very pleased to be back behind the wheel
of a racing car, and I will try to do a good job and help develop the machine
with the new tyres, and in accordance with the new regulations.”
Formula 2’s opening pre-season test begins on