Soucek moves from GP2 to F2

Former GP2 driver Andy Soucek is to join the revived Formula Two series for its inaugural season

Soucek moves from GP2 to F2

The Spaniard is the most experienced driver to sign up for F2 so far, having scored three podium finishes in two seasons of GP2, and previously won in the Formula Renault 3.5 series, as well as taking the 2005 Spanish Formula 3 title.

"I am very happy to be racing in F2," said the 23-year-old. "It is a category with a long history and tradition, where many famous drivers have progressed into Formula One.

"My target is still F1 and I am convinced through the FIA and Jonathan Palmer's MSV organisation, F2 will provide a fantastic championship where the finest drivers can achieve their dream.

"Some of the F2 drivers have previously been my rivals in other series, but many others I do not know so well. I am sure there will be more than one surprise but I am convinced that I have the experience to fight for the F2 title. This is my goal, as the superlicence and official Williams F1 test drive are both attractive awards."

Series boss Jonathan Palmer expects Soucek to be among the front-runners when the F2 season commences.

"Andy is another fabulous addition to the 2009 Formula Two line-up," said Palmer. "As recently as last November he was demonstrating his pace by topping the times in a World Series by Renault test.

"He is an international race winner and has already tested F1 machinery, so Andy will clearly be a serious contender for the championship. Having already achieved a podium at Valencia in GP2, he will certainly be one to watch when the season gets underway at the same circuit in May."

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