Hitech Pulse-Eight have become the latest Formula 2 team to finalise their driver lineup for 2024, announcing that Paul Aron and Amaury Cordeel will race for them next season.

Cordeel joins the team for what will be his third FIA F2 season, having completed the 2023 campaign with Invicta Virtuosi Racing.

Aron will make the step up to the Formula 2 Championship full time after competing in his maiden F3 season in 2023. The Estonian finished third in the Drivers’ Standings, picking up one race victory and four podium finishes, before making his F2 debut at the season finale in Yas Marina.

The 19-year-old has achieved multiple top three finishes on his way up the junior categories, finishing third overall in Italian F4, Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine and FIA F3 so far in his career.

Aron said that joining Hitech Pulse-Eight for next season was a big moment in his career and that he was aiming to make a fast start upon his graduation to F2.

“I’m really pleased to be joining Hitech in F2 for 2024. It will be a really important step in my career, coming off a strong rookie season in F3 where I took third overall. I’m looking forward to developing my skills with the Hitech team and I am confident we can hit the ground running next year.”

For Cordeel, he is aiming to make another step forward with the team in 2024 having achieved multiple points finishes once again at the tail end of the season.

“I am excited to be staying in Formula 2 for another season, this time joining Hitech on the grid. I’m ready to take on the challenge and write the next chapter of my racing journey with this incredible team. I am so grateful for the opportunity and look forward to the start of the new season in February.”

Team Manager Clive Hatton added that the team was looking forward to working with both drivers and helping them in the next stages of their careers.

“As a team we are enthusiastic to work with our 2024 FIA F2 drivers, Amaury Cordeel and Paul Aron. Amaury has 2 years’ worth of experience in FIA F2. Showing a rise in performance in recent rounds we hope to build on this in post season testing and into next season.

“Paul has proved himself to be a championship contender last year in FIA F3, and the previous 2 years in FRECA. We are eager to see them both working with the team, performing on track and fighting for victories.”