Boccolacci secures Campos F2 seat

Dorian Boccolacci has signed up to join Renault Formula 1 junior Jack Aitken in Campos Racing’s Formula 2 line-up for 2019.

Boccolacci secures Campos F2 seat

Ex-Lotus junior Boccolacci – who kept sharp in the off-season by competing in the snow-based Andros Trophy – competed in the first 10 races of the GP3 Season with MP Motorsport and took a win and a pole.

He then stepped up to F2 with the same team, replacing the outgoing ex-Formula 1 driver Roberto Merhi.

Boccolacci scored three points in the remainder of the season with the struggling Dutch squad.

“I am finally really happy to say that I will take part of the FIA F2 Championship this season with Campos Racing,” said Boccolacci.

“It was not easy to arrive at this stage but we finally made it, thanks to everyone who made 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.”

The Frenchman tested for MP in the Abu Dhabi post-season test, but then got some running with Campos, completing three days in Jerez with the team.

He was then replaced by Merhi for the second week of testing, in Barcelona, but the Spaniard is now all but certain to miss out on an F2 seat, with an MP return unlikely.

MP is the final squad on the grid which hasn’t announced its drivers for 2019.

2019 F2 line-up so far:

Carlin: Louis Deletraz, Nobuharu Matsushita
ART Grand Prix: Nyck de Vries, Nikita Mazepin
DAMS: Sergio Sette Camara, Nicholas Latifi
UNI-Virtuosi Racing: Luca Ghiotto, Guan Yo Zhou
Prema Racing: Sean Gelael, Mick Schumacher
Sauber Junior Team Charouz: Callum Ilott, Juan Manuel Correa
Campos Racing: Jack Aitken, Dorian Boccolacci
MP Motorsport: tba, tba
Arden: Anthoine Hubert, Tatiana Calderon
Trident: Giuliano Alesi, Ralph Boschung

Dorian Boccolacci, CAMPOS RACING

Dorian Boccolacci, CAMPOS RACING

Photo by: Joe Portlock / LAT Images

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