Dorian Boccolacci will make the step up to FIA Formula 2 this weekend as he replaces Roberto Merhi at MP Motorsport.
The nineteen-year old French driver previously raced with the Dutch team in this year’s GP3 Series, claiming pole position on homesoil at Paul Ricard and winning at the Hungaroring. He will step up and will partner alongside Ralph Boschung, with Richard Verschoor confirmed to take Boccolacci’s seat in GP3.
Boccolacci says his promotion to F2 is a sign of confidence from MP and looks forward to piloting the F2 car around the Spa-Francorchamps this weekend.
“I’m grasping this opportunity with both hands,” said Boccolacci. “Being promoted to F2 halfway into my second season in GP3 is a sign of confidence by MP Motorsport, a team with which I have gelled really well.
“I’m looking forward to the step up in both power and downforce, and that at the most exciting track on the calendar.”
Boccolacci has raced in GP3 for two years, having claimed two wins in the series before his promotion this weekend. MP Motorsport’s team principal Sander Dorsman says that the pair have worked well together and are happy to promote him onto their F2 roster.
“Dorian has been outstanding in his GP3 stretch with us,” said Dorsman. “We’ve been working very well together, so we are happy to promote him to the top category in our programme.
“I’m sure he will quickly adapt to the F2 car.”
The FIA Formula 2 championship and GP3 Series are set to get back underway this weekend at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit.