Formula 2 race winner Luca Ghiotto will drive for the Campos Racing team in the second-tier category in 2018.
Ghiotto – who finished fourth in the 2017 standings with one win – switches to his third GP2/F2 team in three seasons after competing for Trident in ‘16 and then for Russian Time last year.
“I am obviously very excited to be joining Campos Vexatec Racing,” Ghiotto said.
“Adrian Campos has the highest culture of motorsport due to his past as Formula 1 driver and the following experience as [a] winning team principal.
“This is a great opportunity for me, because Campos Racing has shown many times that it is one of the best place for a young driver to be and I intend to make the most of this opportunity, while doing the best possible job for the team.”
“I would like to thank Adrian and all the team for this opportunity and I’m sure it is going to be an intense and successful season for us together.”
Ghiotto finished second in the 2015 GP3 series, losing out to future Force India Formula 1 driver Esteban Ocon by just eight points.
He also scored five wins to Ocon’s single victory that season.
The 22-year-old took part in the F1 young driver running at the Hungaoring for the Williams team last August, completing 161 laps and finishing with the 11th-fastest time on the second day of the test.
Ghiotto is the first Campos racer to be announced for the 2018 F2 season. The team finished ninth in the ‘17 teams’ standings and fielded six drivers across the year.
“Campos Vexatec Racing has been following Luca’s career for a few years and we were very impressed by his debut in the GP3 championship first and by his growth in the GP2 Series the following year, up to 2017 year when the series became FIA Formula 2,” said Adrian Campos.
“To succeed in this challenge, particular drivers with an exceptional profile are needed and Luca meets this requirement perfectly.
“We are therefore very pleased to have him in Campos Racing, joining forces to approach the 2018 FIA Formula 2 championship with the highest of ambitions.”
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