One-time F1 starter Jack Aitken will drive for HWA in the next two Formula 2 rounds, replacing Matteo Nannini, who will focus on Formula 3.

Nannini was the only driver slated to do double duty in F2 and F3 for 2021. He had decided against it ahead of Monaco, with Aitken set to take his place.

Aitken drove for Williams in the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix while George Russell replaced Lewis Hamilton, and the Brit had four Formula 2 wins to his credit as well, to place fifth in the 2019 F2 championship.

“I was surprised but also very honored that HWA asked me to support the team in Monaco and Baku. They are two of my favorite circuits and it is going to be a real pleasure!” Aitken said.

“I know HWA from races in the past, in which we have competed against each other. I have always been aware of their high standard. I am looking forward to returning to Formula 2 and working with HWA, in order to get the absolute maximum out of the two weekends.”

Nannini will focus on getting the maximum out of Formula 3 this season, he currently sits ninth in the standings.

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