Will Bratt has sealed a late deal to compete in the 2011 FIA Formula Two Championship season, which gets underway at Silverstone this weekend (16/17 April).
The 22-year-old Briton finished fifth in the championship in 2010 in his maiden season, having won the Euroseries 3000 title the previous year. As he worked hard to secure his place on the 2011 grid, Bratt missed much of winter testing. He did return to the cockpit for the final test at Snetterton though at the end of March, where he was immediately on the pace and was second quickest on the day.
With a year's experience in the series under his belt, Bratt has just one aim – to win the title.
“I really am very happy to return to F2 this year,” he said. “It’s a fantastic championship with an incredible prize and we visit some of the very best circuits in the world. My sole aim is to win the title this year; that’s my expectation and I intend to deliver. The deal is very late in the day, so we did miss the Silverstone test in March, but that shouldn’t be a problem – I’m confident we’ll be strong.”
Series director Jonathan Palmer is pleased to see Bratt continue in F2 and believes he will be in with a shot of the title. “I’m delighted Will is returning to F2,” said Palmer. “He is an extremely talented driver who could make a good job of an F1 drive. It is clear F2 is going to be very competitive in 2011 and Will is certain to be one of the favourites for the title.”
Just like last season, Bratt will be keeping us up to date on his progress during the year in his exclusive blog for TheCheckeredFlag.co.uk.