Beckmann and Samaia will be teammates in the upcoming Formula 2 season.
The final spots in the 2021 Formula 2 grid keep disappearing. It has been announced this Monday that David Beckmann and Guilherme Samaia will drive for Charouz this season in Formula 2. For the German it will be a debut season, while the Brazilian will have his second season in the championship.
Beckmann reacts to the signing: “I’m delighted to be able to jump into the FIA Formula 2 this year after developing my career in Formula 3. It’s exciting to have in front of me a new car and a new challenge, which reminds me the step I took from F4 to F3, and this will be really challenging. Of course, it’s also one more step towards Formula 1, and this means to see your goal a little bit closer. To be with Charouz Racing System in this venture makes me feel really comfortable: since they joined the FIA Formula 2, they showed to be on the spot, managing to be competitive and consistent in performance with all their drivers.”
Samaia adds: “I am extremely happy to have joined Charouz Racing System for the 2021 season. They gave me a great opportunity at the end of the 2020 season to rebuild and show what we can do out at the track. The team brought me into high energy once again with a strong post season test, we did together. I am truly grateful to have been brought in in such an incredible group of people. I am confident we will be a very tough team this year. We will push very hard.”
In the 2020 season Guilherme Samaia drove for Campos Racing in Formula 2 – he finished 24th in the drivers’ standings. David Beckmann participated in Formula 3 with Trident. The German driver had two wins and five podiums to finish 6th in the championship with 139.5 points scored.