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Cordeel joins Alpine junior Doohan at Virtuosi for 2023 F2 season

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Virtuosi Racing has announced Amaury Cordeel and Alpine junior Jack Doohan as its two drivers for the 2023 Formula 2 season.

Doohan will embark on his second season in the series and with the team, having come sixth in the championship with three race wins in his rookie campaign. He made two appearances in Formula 1 free practice sessions with Alpine at the end of the season.

“I’m thrilled to be continuing with Virtuosi Racing for my second year in F2,” said Doohan, who is also aiming to be Alpine’s reserve driver in Formula 1 for 2023.

“After a strong first season together, I couldn’t be happier to be going into 2023 with the same great team around me. I can’t wait to get redemption from this season.”

Cordeel will also be a F2 sophomore in 2023, having driven for Van Amersfoort Racing this season. He missed one round after he collected 12 penalty points on his licence, triggering an automatic ban. After returning he finished the season 17th in the standings with 26 points, all of which he scored over the final five races.

He drove for Virtuosi in last week’s post-season Abu Dhabi test. Cordeel said he was “very happy” to join the team.

“It is clear that Virtuosi is among the top teams which will only make my personal growth better,” he said. “I already noticed with the three-day test in Abu Dhabi that they support me insanely well.

“The second half of last season is very promising for next year. I am sure that together with them I can achieve my future dreams. Really thankful for this opportunity.”

Both drivers graduated from the FIA Formula 3 Championship, in which Doohan came second and Cordeel was 23rd in 2021. Prior to that Doohan was a two-time Formula Regional Asian Championship runner-up and a podium finisher in Euroformula, while Cordeel had several seasons of Formula Renault Eurocup experience after winning the 2018 Spanish Formula 4 title.

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