Jack Doohan and Amaury Cordeel have been confirmed as teammates at Virtuosi for 2023 FIA F2 season.
Doohan will remain with the team for a second consecutive season after he produced three victories in his maiden full Formula 2 campaign, en-route to sixth in the overall standings in a season where he participated in two FP1 sessions in F1 for Alpine at Mexico City and Abu Dhabi Grands Prix.
The 19 year-old Australian driver also drove for Alpine in F1’s post-season test alongside their new permanent driver – Pierre Gasly who will race for the team next season, with Doohan expected to step up as Test Driver following Oscar Piastri’s move to McLaren.
This campaign though isn’t Doohan’s first F2 experience after he previously drove in six races for MP Motorsport at end of 2021 season, in which he delivered seven points in the second Sprint Race in each of the final two rounds in Jeddah and Yas Marina respectively.
Speaking about his decision to stay in F2 with Virtuosi, Doohan commented: “I’m thrilled to be continuing with Virtuosi Racing for my second year in Formula 2.
“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.”
Virtuosi Team Principal, Andy Roche added that he is “delighted” to retain Doohan for next season, as he praised the Aussie for his performances, as he added: “Jack enjoyed a brilliant rookie season with us and showed obvious potential for more. Together, we will be working hard to ensure he achieves that.”
Doohan will be joined at Virtuosi by Belgium’s Amaury Cordeel who switches from Van Amersfoort Racing (VAR), following a progressive rookie season which culminated in top-seven finishes in four of the last five races of the campaign.
Cordeel’s surprise move also comes after he participated in F2 post-season test for the team, in which he finished in the top-ten on two days of the three-day test.
The 20 year-old Belgian is therefore “very happy” to join a “top” team in Virtuosi, with hope of ensuring he can progress his “personal growth” on and off the track, as he commented: “I’ve already noticed during the three-day test in Abu Dhabi that they support me insanely well.”
Roche meanwhile explained that the decision to sign Cordeel was made following the Belgian’s improvement across the season, with view of “… looking to work with him to improve further in 2023.”