Aitken and Markelov return to Formula 2 action

Aitken and Markelov return to Formula 2 action

18.06.2018: Following a month break, Renault Sport Formula One Team’s Third & Reserve Driver Jack Aitken and Test & Development Driver Artem Markelov return to racing as the FIA Formula 2 Championship heads to Circuit Paul Ricard

Following a month break, Renault Sport Formula One Team’s Third & Reserve Driver Jack Aitken and Test & Development Driver Artem Markelov return to racing as the FIA Formula 2 Championship heads to Circuit Paul Ricard for round five of the series.



Jack goes to Le Castellet fifth in the Drivers’ Standings on 49 points, after picking up six points on the streets of Monaco at the last outing in May.



Artem enjoyed a superb outing in the Principality, to move second in the Championship on 71 points, taking his second Formula 2 victory of the season after dominating the Feature race. Both drivers have experience of Circuit Paul Ricard having completed a three-day Formula 2 test in the south of France in March.



Jack Aitken:
“I’m really looking forward to going racing and getting back into the season after a few weeks away, which has felt really long. Hopefully we can continue our good momentum and look for some wins and see if we can translate our pace into a Feature race result and move up the championship table a bit.”



Artem Markelov:
“Circuit Paul Ricard is one of the hardest tracks on the calendar. There are hard corners with changing heights as well as some where you have to go long and deep on the brakes.


Hopefully after the result in Monaco, we are going into the weekend with momentum and are aiming for maximum points!”



- Renault Sport also photo

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18.06.2018 / MaP

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