Mercedes Formula 1 protégé Frederik Vesti will graduate to the Formula 2 championship with ART Grand Prix in 2022.
Vesti, 20, has spent the last two years in Formula 3, classifying fourth in both seasons, racking up four victories overall.
Mercedes juniors have a lengthy history with ART in the second category; Lewis Hamilton claimed the 2006 title for the squad while George Russell emerged as champion in 2018.
“To sign my FIA Formula 2 contract with ART Grand Prix is a big thing for me,” said Vesti.
“We worked incredibly hard in F3 last season and to continue the progress into Formula 2 together is important for my next step.
“Now it is crucial to understand all the small details of Formula 2 to achieve the maximum in 2022.
“Testing in Abu Dhabi went really well, and I learned a lot of new things. I can’t wait to be in the car for the first test in Bahrain! I want to thank ART Grand Prix for this great opportunity and for believing in me.”
Vesti will join Sauber-backed youngster Theo Pourchaire at ART.
Only three seats – one apiece at Campos, Charouz and Trident – remain unconfirmed for 2022.
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