The revolving door at Campos Racing continues, with the team announcing that local driver Álex Palou will replace Robert Vișoiu for the remaining two rounds of the FIA Formula 2 Championship season.

Vișoiu’s absence from the cockpit is “for personal reasons”, according to the Spanish team.

Twenty-year-old Palou’s association with Campos Racing stretches back to 2014 when he ran a dual campaign in the Spanish Formula 3 and Euroformula Open championships – he finished runner-up and third overall respectively.

He graduated to the GP3 Series in 2014, again with Campos, claiming a single victory in a two-year stint in the championship.

This year Palou (pictured) has split his time between Japan and Europe. He placed third overall in the All-Japan F3 championship with three wins, and also made three outings in the World Series Formula V8 3.5 championship, claiming a race win on debut at the Nürburgring as well as two other podium finishes.

Palou will make his Formula 2 debut on home soil at the Circuit de Jerez in Spain (October 7-8), following this up with another outing at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (November 25-26) as teammate to regular driver Ralph Boschung.

Palou is the fourth driver to have piloted Campos Racing’s #12 entry, following appearances by series veteran Stefano Coletti, ex-F1 driver Roberto Merhi and Vișoiu.

Image via GP3 Series

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