Theo Pourchaire will remain with ART Grand Prix to tackle his second season in FIA Formula 2 in 2022.
The Sauber Frenchman signed for his third year with the team, having finished fifth in the past year with 140 points.
Pourchaire became the youngest F2 winner in Monaco, before hitting two more podiums, and winning the Monza sprint race.
He previously finished second in FIA Formula 3 in 2020 with 2 wins and 8 podiums.
“I am proud to continue in F2 with ART Grand Prix in 2022 – said Pourchaire – It is an honor for me to work with such an important team. This will be our third year together and it has become like family to me. To continue with them. aiming for F1 is very exciting. “
“I would like to thank the Sauber Academy for accompanying me once again. It will be a busy year and I want to have fun and experience for my future. We are more determined than ever and will aim for the F2 title.”
Theo Pourchaire, ART Grand Prix
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Pourchaire joined the Sauber Academy in 2019 and made his Formula 1 debut in a private test at the Hungaroring in August last year, driving the 2019 Alfa Romeo C38.
ART Grand Prix team manager Sebastien Philippe added: “It was logical to continue our adventure together! Theo has shown his talent and has a lot of it, both in terms of individual and athletic ability.”
“His motivation and determination are in tune with that of ART Grand Prix and the winter preparation is going well. When you know you have all the resources on your side, there is only one thing you can aim for: the title!”
Alfa Romeo F1 boss Fred Vasseur had already said long ago that Pourchaire was in a “very good situation”, adding that he will still have the opportunity to drive the team’s F1 car this season.
“It would have been too risky to promote him to F1 today, it takes time to level up because F1 is like a one-shot gun. If you miss your target on the first try, you’re dead. It means you have to do things right.”
“I talked to him about it, they are guys who spend 14 years of their life with the only goal of going to F1, but it is perfectly understandable, when you are in go-karts, in other cadet series and so on”.
“I told Theo that the goal is not to do F1, but to get there ready to be successful. Doing it and then being knocked out after a year is a disaster.”
“To do well, you have to be well prepared on the physical side, on the technical side, driving, you have to know the tracks, because it is a complicated system that if something is missing, you are dead”.
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