Vittorio Ghirelli will make his Formula 2 debut at Spa this weekend as part of an expanded 18-car field.
The 18-year-old Italian has been racing in Formula Renault 3.5 with Fortec this year and has also competed in GP3, Italian F3 and various Formula Renault championships.
He will get his first taste of an F2 car since the winter in Tuesday's official test at the Belgian circuit.
Also adding to the grid at Spa will be Iranian driver Kourosh Khani, who missed the last round at the Nurburgring due to visa problems.
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