Olli Caldwell will make his Formula 2 debut with Campos Racing in the final two rounds of the season at Jeddah and Yas Marina and the Formula 3 race winner has said that he’s targeting a seat on the grid in 2022.
The 19-year-old scored one win and took three further podiums with PREMA Racing during the 2021 F3 campaign, finishing eighth overall.
It was the British driver’s second season in the third tier, following a rookie campaign with Trident where he scored four top 10 finishes.
“I’m excited to join Campos for the last two rounds,” said Caldwell, who will replace David Beckmann and join the experienced Ralph Boschung at Campos. “They’ve made good progression throughout the year so I’m really looking forward to working with them.
“I want to thank the team for the opportunity, I can’t wait to see what the car can do and gain experience ahead of my goal of a full season in Formula 2 next year.”
Caldwell joins with race-winning experience in several single-seater Championships, including UAE, ADAC and Italian F4.
He also claimed seven podiums and one win in the 2019 Formula Regional European Championship, where he finished fifth.
Campos Racing Sporting Director added: “I would like to extend a warm welcome to Olli (Caldwell) from Campos Racing. Olli is a driver who always awakened our interest and very recently he has played a key role in the FIA Formula 3 in which he performed excellently.
“Our goal is to help him to rapidly adapt to the Formula 2 car. We feel confident that joining Ralph, our driver line-up will be able to deliver strong performances and achieve top results during the last two rounds.”