Aitken and Markelov set for Formula 2 season-opener

Aitken and Markelov set for Formula 2 season-opener

31.03.2018: Renault Sport Formula One Team’s Third and Reserve Driver Jack Aitken officially kicks off his FIA Formula 2 Championship campaign next

Renault Sport Formula One Team’s Third and Reserve Driver Jack Aitken officially kicks off his FIA Formula 2 Championship campaign next weekend, joining Formula 1 on the event bill.



Jack concluded pre-season testing in Bahrain, racking up 232 laps across the three-day test to go along with a solid week at Circuit Paul Ricard earlier in the month.



Test and Development Driver Artem Markelov will also make his 2018 bow in Bahrain as he prepares for another season in the Formula 1 support series.



Artem, racing for Russian Time, finished runner-up in 2017 and has his eyes set on going one better this season, following a bright testing period, capped off with fifth place on the final day.



Jack Aitken:
“We had a very decent test in Bahrain last week, so I think we head there cautiously optimistic.



A lot of things can change when it gets to proper racing, and we’ll ease ourselves back into the rhythm of a race weekend. Formula 2 is a new challenge, but it’s one that I relish and I look forward to the buzz of lining up on the grid again.”



Artem Markelov:
“I’m quite happy to be racing in Formula 2 this year and get some more experience with the new car and new drivers.



 Pre-season testing has gone well in Paul Ricard and Bahrain and the car has felt good. Hopefully the first weekend in Bahrain will go smoothly and we can meet our targets.”

 

 

 

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