Pavlovic completes 2009 F2 field

Milos Pavlovic has completed the field for the first season of the revived Formula Two Championship

Pavlovic completes 2009 F2 field

The 26-year-old Serbian is the 24th and final driver to sign up for the 2009 F2 series, which commences at Valencia at the end of May.

Former Italian Formula 3 and World Series Lights champion Pavlovic had a disappointing part-season in GP2 last year with BCN, having joined the Formula One support category after three seasons as a World Series by Renault front-runner.

"I am very excited to be a part of a championship that is bringing something new to the world of single seater racing," said Pavlovic.

"The budgets are realistic and drivers are able to show their qualities against tough competition in an equal environment. I'm looking forward to meeting the challenge and doing my very best."

Pavlovic is the third ex-GP2 driver to join F2, along with Andy Soucek and Carlos Iaconelli.

F2 boss Jonathan Palmer expects Pavlovic to be among the main contenders for this year's title.

"He's a successful and very experienced single seater racer, and I expect him to be challenging near the front of the field from the outset," he said.

Palmer added that he was extremely satisfied with the field for the inaugural season of F2's new era.

"By confirming Milos we have now announced our full line-up of 24 drivers from 15 different countries, a remarkable feat given we won the tender to operate the championship as recently as September last year," he said.

The new F2 car - designed by the Williams F1 team - will be launched at Brands Hatch on Monday.

Complete 2009 Formula Two entry list:

Driver Nationality Age 2008 season Robert Wickens Canadian 19 12th in WSR, 15th in Euro F3 Julien Jousse French 23 2nd in WSR Armaan Ebrahim Indian 19 7th in FV6 Asia, also GP2 Asia Jason Moore British 20 Formula Palmer Audi champion Tobias Hegewald German 19 3rd in FRenault NEC, 5th in Euro Natacha Gachnang Swiss 21 3rd in Spanish F3 Sebastian Hohenthal Swedish 24 7th in British F3 Pietro Gandolfi Italian 21 26th in Swiss FRenault Jolyon Palmer British 18 3rd in Formula Palmer Audi Alex Brundle British 18 6th in Formula Palmer Audi Henry Surtees British 18 12th in FRenault UK Jack Clarke British 20 5th in Formula Palmer Audi Nicola de Marco Italian 18 4th in Spanish F3 Mikhail Aleshin Russian 21 5th in WSR Andy Soucek Spanish 23 14th in GP2 and GP2 Asia Carlos Iaconelli Brazilian 21 28th in GP2 German Sanchez Spanish 19 Spanish F3 champion Kazim Vasiliauskas Lithuanian 18 21st in Italian FRenault Mirko Bortolotti Italian 19 Italian F3 champion Jens Hoing German 22 17th in German F3 Philipp Eng Austrian 18 11th in German F3 (part-season) Henri Karjalainen Finnish 23 17th in Atlantic Tom Gladdis British 18 6th in Star Mazda Milos Pavlovic Serbian 26 GP2 part-season 

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