Dean Stoneman - Photo Credit: FIA Formula Two Championship

Dean Stoneman - Photo Credit: FIA Formula Two Championship

Dean Stoneman will make his return to the wheel of an FIA Formula Two Championship car this week when he takes part in the first official pre-season test at Silverstone, ahead of a possible racing return to the series for the 2010 champion.

The 21-year-old Southampton racer had been due to race in Formula Renault 3.5 last year after winning the F2 title, but was then diagnosed with testicular cancer.

Having recovered from the illness he tested in both FR3.5 and Indy Lights over the winter he will now drive a revised JPH1B car on Wednesday, and admits that he could race in the series this year as he evaluates his options for a return to racing.

“I’m looking forward to testing the new car,” he said. “I’m still weighing up all options for this year so returning to F2 is a distinct possibility.

“F2 is a great environment for me to continue my recovery, in a car I know and on circuits I enjoy racing on. We will see how the Silverstone test goes before deciding what to do this year.”