Van Amersfoort Racing has completed its 2022 Formula 2 line-up by signing Amaury Cordeel for the upcoming season.
Cordeel joins Briton Jake Hughes at VAR, with the Dutch team taking part in its first season in F2 this year.
Cordeel spent the 2021 campaign competing for Campos Racing in the FIA Formula 3 Championship, finishing 23rd in the Drivers’ Standings.
The Belgian was present at the post-season F2 test in Abu Dhabi with VAR, spending time in the car during all three days of on-track running.
“I am extremely excited to make this step up to F2,” Cordeel said. “I got to know the car during the post-season test at Abu Dhabi and it is an impressive drive.
“The power increase in comparison to F3 is obviously very noticeable, but I felt comfortable behind the wheel.
“I am very well aware that the season ahead will be a challenging one and I will face a steep learning curve. However, having Van Amersfoort Racing as my team to rely on gives me great confidence.”
“I am thankful for the trust they’ve put in me and I look very much forward to being part of their FIA F2 debut.
“The level of dedication and professionalism shown during the test at Yas Marina was impressive, the least said. I will put my learnings from F3 to best use and together with the support of VAR, will build up from there onwards.
“I have been using the off-season to get in optimum shape, both physically and mentally, not to mention the endless hours I’ve spent in the simulator. I feel ready!”