Frederik Vesti will drive for PREMA Racing, the team has confirmed. The Dane will swap from ART Grand Prix for next season, reuniting with the Italian team for the first time since 2020.

During his last spell with PREMA, Vesti captured the Formula Regional European Championship title in 2019. The following year, he finished fourth in the FIA Formula 3 Championship before switching to ART for the 2021 F3 season. This year, Vesti finished ninth in the Driver’s Championship on 117 points in what was his rookie F2 campaign. He took a maiden victory in the Baku Sprint Race and a further four podium finishes.

PREMA Team Principal René Rosin said that the team was looking forward to working with Vesti once again and had high targets for the Dane next year.

“We are delighted to welcome Frederik back. He is a quick and hard-working driver, which we already had the chance to appreciate in 2019 and 2020. We are obviously looking forward to joining forces again and seeing what we will be able to achieve together next season. With his skills and the experience, he has matured. We expect him to be a contender and we are determined to support him the best way we can.”

Vesti added that re-joining the Italian team for his second year of Formula 2 would give him the best opportunity at taking the Driver’s Championship in 2023.

“To join PREMA Racing for the 2023 Formula 2 season is great news for me. I have known PREMA since 2019 when we won the Formula Regional European Championship together. PREMA is an amazing place to be at and in my opinion gives me the best opportunity to fight for the F2 title in 2023! I have big dreams and PREMA is the team I believe that I can achieve those dreams with. There is no doubt that 2023 F2 is going to be incredibly close, but I will give my everything to be fast and consistent throughout the season.”