2021 race-winner Marcus Armstrong will join Hitech Grand Prix for the new campaign, with the New Zealander making the switch from DAMS.

The 21-year-old scored his first F2 win in the penultimate round of the season at Jeddah with DAMS, and nearly followed it up with a second victory in the season finale, but retired from first with a mechanical issue. Finishing 13th in the Drivers' standings, Armstrong took two podiums in total and scored 49 points.

Switching to Hitech machinery for post-season testing in Abu Dhabi, Armstrong ended three out of six sessions in the top 10, including third on the afternoon of Day 2.

Armstrong – who recently announced that he had parted ways with the Ferrari Driver Academy – will join Jüri Vips at the British team. It will be his third season in Formula 2, having initially made his debut in 2019 with ART Grand Prix.

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Armstrong drove for Hitech at post-season testing in Abu DHabi
Armstrong drove for Hitech at post-season testing in Abu DHabi

“I’m thrilled to be joining Hitech this season in Formula 2,” said Armstrong. Team Principal Oliver Oakes brought me to Europe a few years back and I saw Hitech in the early days. Since then, it’s transformed into one of the powerhouses of Formula 2 and 3.

"I’m looking forward to be working with a successful group of people and giving it everything I’ve got in my new Hitech team this year.”

In his first full season of single-seater racing in 2017, Armstrong won the Italian Formula 4 championship with four victories and a further nine podiums. The 21-year-old also finished second in ADAC F4 that same year and was inducted into the FDA.

Finishing fifth in the 2018 European Formula 3 Championship, Armstrong was a title challenger in the first season of FIA F3, finishing as runner-up to Robert Shwartzman in 2019 with seven podiums, including three wins. His rookie season of F2 in 2020 included two podiums, as he finished 13th with 52 points.