Charouz Racing System has recruited David Beckmann and Guilherme Samaia as its line-up for the 2021 FIA Formula 2 campaign.
Beckmann makes the step up to F2 after three seasons in FIA Formula 3 and predecessor GP3 Series, having taken two wins and sixth place in the 2020 standings.
The young German has already had a chance to get to know his new team after running with them in the post-season test in Bahrain last December.
“I’m delighted to be able to jump into the FIA Formula 2 this year after developing my career in Formula 3,” said Beckmann.
“It’s exciting to have in front of me a new car and a new challenge, which reminds me the step I took from F4 to F3, and this will be really challenging.
“Of course, it’s also one more step towards Formula 1, and this means to see your goal a little bit closer.
“To be with Charouz Racing System in this venture makes me feel really comfortable: since they joined the FIA Formula 2, they showed to be on the spot, managing to be competitive and consistent in performance with all their drivers.
“The team has a great back-up and structure, I have already met during testing some of the personnel, which includes people I have already worked with previously and this put me totally at ease with the team and promises a good season together.”
Samaia will get a chance to improve on his performances from 2020 as he moves across from Campos Racing.
The Brazilian finished the 2020 campaign pointless with a best race result of 14th in the Sprint Race in Monza.
“I’m extremely happy to have joined Charouz Racing System for the 2021 season,” added Samaia.
“They gave me a great opportunity at the end of the 2020 season to rebuild and show what we can do out at the track.
“The team brought me into high energy once again with a strong post season test, we did together.
“I am truly grateful to have been brought in such an incredible group of people. I am confident we will be a very tough team this year. We will push very hard.”
The 2021 F2 season is set to get underway in Bahrain with a new race weekend format on March 27.