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MP Motorsport confirms duo to complete 2019 grid

  • Published on 22 Mar 2019 17:16
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

MP Motorsport has confirmed its driver line-up for the 2019 FIA Formula 2 championship, which finalises the grid ahead of the first round in Bahrain next weekend.

Jordan King and Mahaveer Raghunathan will compete for the Dutch team this year.

King returns to MP Motorsport having spent a year away racing in IndyCar in 2018.  

After spending two seasons in the formerly named GP2 Series with Racing Engineering, King joined MP Motorsport for the 2017 season, when the championship was re-branded to Formula 2.

“It is great to be working with and supporting the team at MP Motorsport again."I only have good memories of working with everyone at MP and I’m delighted the team have put their trust in me to help them progress as much as possible – and I’m sure we’ll reach our full potential together.

“My full focus has been on my debuts in WEC and the Indy 500 but I’m proud to be coming back into the MP and F2 families. Formula 2’s turbo car was new to me, as I only have experience with the old GP2 car, so I used the six days well to familiarise myself with the new machine. It’s a great car and I’m certain we can do well.”

Indian Raghunathan joins the squad having driven for it at the pre-season Barcelona test earlier this month. He has previous experience racing in the FIA European Formula 3 championship and the GP3 Series

“I’m very happy with this great opportunity”, said Raghunathan. “We had a positive test at Barcelona, and I will use that experience to make a good start to the season. Having such an experienced teammate as Jordan will be invaluable as I’m aware that I’m on a steep learning curve.”

Sander Dorsman, MP’s team manager, added: “I welcome both Jordan and Mahaveer to the team. Jordan is a known quantity, as was proven when we got back into the groove at Jérez. Mahaveer, meanwhile, has the speed to be part of F2. He’s only had three days of testing, so I’m sure we will see vast improvements as the season comes along.”

Boccolacci to race with Campos

Campos previously confirmed that Dorian Boccolacci would join Jack Aitken at the team for the upcoming season.

“I am finally really happy to say that I will take part of the FIA F2 Championship this season with Campos Racing! It was not easy to arrive at this stage but we finally made it, thanks to everyone who make it possible.

"I am sure we can make a good job this season together! The team is really professional and we have the same target so we will work as much as possible to get it as soon as possible.

"I really like the mentality of the team, I am half Spanish from my mother side, so I can speak Spanish with all the team! It’s easier to feel even more confident with the relation in the team.”

 

Team Driver Driver
Carlin Nobuharu Matsushita Louis Deletraz
ART Grand Prix Nikita Mazepin Nyck de Vries
DAMS Sergio Sette Camara Nicholas Latifi
UNI-Virtuosi Racing Guanyu Zhou Luca Ghotto
Prema Theodore Racing Mick Schumacher Sean Gelael
Charouz Racing System Callum Ilott Juan Manuel Correa 
Campos Racing Jack Aitken Dorian Boccolacci
MP Motorsport Jordan King Mahaveer Raghunathan
HWA Arden Anthoine Hubert Tatiana Calderon
Trident Giuliano Alesi Ralph Boschung 

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