ART Grand Prix is pleased to announce the extension of their collaboration with Victor Martins for his first year in the FIA Formula 2 championship. Reigning Formula 3 champion with ART Grand Prix, Victor also claimed his first international crown with the French team in 2020 when he secured a total of 7 wins, 14 podium finishes, 10 pole positions and 8 fastest laps from a total of 20 races in the Formula Renault Eurocup.
Victor completed his first laps behind the wheel of a Formula 2 contender during the Abu Dhabi testing session at the end of November 2022. During this test, he successfully got to grip with his new package.
“The 2023 season will be exciting and motivating. After a successful year with ART Grand Prix, I was not considering taking the next step with any other team. I can’t wait to discover the Formula 2 championship, which is tough and competitive, with such a professional and experienced team. The tests made it possible to remove what little doubts I might have had about my adaptation because I felt comfortable and confident. My objective will therefore be to do everything possible to win the title in my first year. With ART Grand Prix, I have all the tools to have big ambitions.”
“Taking up the challenge of Formula 2 in 2023 with Victor is a logical continuation after an intense year which concluded with the first ART Grand Prix title in the modern era of F3. Victor made enormous progress in 2022 and has proven that in both difficult personal and sporting conditions, he has the mental strength and the talent to achieve great things at the highest level of motorsport. The Abu Dhabi tests confirmed his ability to adapt quickly and well to his new single-seater. His determination, his enthusiasm and his conquering spirit will be weapons in a championship where competition is fierce.”
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