In summary: Ralf Boschung will reach 100 starts in Formula 2 next year after signing for another season.
Boschung signed with Campos for the fourth time
Campos Racing will field Ralf Boschung again in Formula 2 next year, meaning the Swiss driver will surpass 100 races in the series.
Boschung in 2010 He debuted in F2 with Campos in 2017, but budget problems meant he didn’t finish a season in the championship until last year, finishing 10th in the points table with two podiums.
He also claimed two podiums this season, which ends this weekend, but was forced to miss 12 races due to a neck injury.
“I am grateful to have the opportunity to continue with Campos in F2 next year,” said Boschung. “With 2021 being my only full F2 season, this year started well but the neck injury has ruined my entire season. I have unfinished business and I want to make sure that together with Campos we can consistently produce excellent results.
Finnish F4 star Tapponen has joined the Ferrari Driver Academy
Tukka Tapponen has been named winner of the third edition of the Ferrari World Scouting Finals and will become a member of the Ferrari Driver Academy in 2023.
The 16-year-old is the reigning world karting champion and has won part-time campaigns in his native Finland’s national Formula 4 series over the past two years. He is set to compete in Southern Europe in F4 next year.
“We looked at it very carefully last year and we understand that it has the potential to prove this time,” said FDA chief Marco Matassa. “After a year, he is more mature, so besides his pure speed, he has other key qualities, such as the ability to communicate with engineers, give accurate feedback and also accept the instructions given on board,” he said.
Ed Carpenter Racing becomes the latest IndyCar team to sign a junior driver.
Junior teams are common in Formula 1 but remain rare in IndyCar. Only Chip Ganassi Racing has had a consistent youth driver development program over the past decade. Andretti Autosport is sponsoring USF Pro 2000 racer Braden Ives of the late Dan Weldon’s sons in karting and Meyer Shank Racing.
Now Ed Carpenter Racing has announced plans to introduce Indy Nxt-bound Josh Pearson to the IndyCar lineup in 2025.
The 16-year-old became the youngest driver to compete in the Le Mans 24 Hours earlier this year. He has also successfully raced in LMP2 prototype sports cars around the world this year and will return to single-seaters to compete in IndyCar’s mainstay as part of a two-year programme.
F1 is about to launch its first official exhibition in Madrid.
F1’s first official exhibition opens next March, and will be housed in the IFEMA exhibition complex in Madrid.
The exhibition, which will be on display from March 24 to July 16, will feature “never-before-seen artifacts and contributions from the sport’s most famous teams, professionals and individuals.” These will be distributed in six rooms, each “in collaboration with award-winning artists, filmmakers and artisans”.
In addition to only audio or visual exhibits, there will be “engineering and educational displays.” Attendees are expected to spend 90 minutes viewing the entire exhibit.
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