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Gunther secures Formula 2 drive with Arden

  • Published on 13 Feb 2018 17:13
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Maximilian Gunther will take part in the Formula 2 championship in 2018, having signed a deal with Arden International to complete its 2018 line-up. The 20-year-old German has taken a step closer to Formula 1 after three years in Formula 3.

Gunther scored three pole positions and five wins on his way to third place in the 2017 European F3 standings behind championship leader Lando Norris and Joel Eriksson. He joins Honda's F1 junior Nirei Fukuzumi at the team.

"I’m absolutely ready to take the next step and can’t wait to go up against the world’s best young drivers," said Gunther. I know that this move will be successful with the backing of Arden’s experienced team. Many thanks also to my partners and sponsors, who are supporting me as I progress."

Arden's team manager Kenny Kirwan said: "We are delighted to welcome Maxi into the team. He has been extremely competitive and consistent in European FIA Formula 3 over the past number of years. Together with Nirei, we believe that we will start the season with one of the strongest and most consistent rookie driver pairings in the FIA Formula 2 Championship."

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  • Kean

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    Why Joel Eriksson signed with BMW instead of racing in F2, when he had an offer to do so, is beyond me.

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    • Feb 13 2018 - 19:27
    • I think it makes sense. He has BMW backing, who are progressing in motorsport i.e Formula E

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      • Feb 13 2018 - 19:56

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