GP3 Series championship-winner Anthoine Hubert will graduate to the FIA Formula 2 Championship this year after being confirmed as a driver with the BWT Arden team.
The 22-year-old Frenchman, who won last year’s GP2 Series crown from Nikita Mazepin – whose graduation to the ART Grand Prix team was announced last year – was in negotiations with rival outfit MP Motorsport before a last-minute switch to join BWT Arden. A key decision was the British team’s new technical partnership with Formula E and DTM outfit HWA.
BWT Arden finished ninth overall in the Teams’ Championship standings, one spot below MP Motorsport, with Maximilian Günther claiming the outfit’s only race win in the Silverstone Sprint Race.
Both of the team’s 2018 drivers are off to new pastures in 2019, with Günther joining Geox Dragon Racing’s line-up in the FIA Formula E Championship while Honda-backed teammate Nireo Fukuzumi will race in the Japanese Super Formula championship.
|2019 FIA Formula 2 Championship – Provisional Entry List|
|Carlin Motorsport||Nobuharu Matsushita||Louis Delétraz|
|ART Grand Prix||Nikita Mazepin||Nyck de Vries|
|DAMS||Sérgio Sette Câmara||Nicholas Latifi|
|UNI Virtuosi Racing||Guan Yu Zhou||Luca Ghiotto|
|Prema Racing||Mick Schumacher||Sean Gelael|
|Charouz Racing System||TBA||TBA|
|Campos Racing||Jack Aitken||TBA|
|BWT Arden||Anthoine Hubert||TBA|
|Trident Racing||Giuliano Alesi||TBA|
Image via FIA Formula 2 Championship