ART Grand Prix have confirmed that Williams Driver Academy star Zak O’Sullivan will join the team for the 2024 Formula 2 campaign. The Briton has signed with the team after finishing the 2023 FIA F3 season as runner-up in the Drivers’ Championship.
Competing with PREMA Racing in F3 this year, O’Sullivan notched up four race wins throughout the 2023 campaign, the highest number of victories during the season.
The 18-year-old has been climbing the junior motorsport pyramid in quick fashion, switching from the Ginetta Junior Championship in 2019 to British F4 in 2020, achieving runner-up finishes in both campaigns.
In 2021, O’Sullivan secured the GB3 Championship title, with seven race wins and 14 podiums comprising his impressive record that year.
Promotion to FIA F3 with Rodin Carlin followed in 2022, and he earned two podiums and a pole position during his rookie campaign, finishing the season 11th overall. Swapping to PREMA in ’23, he went from strength to strength, going on to finish second in the Championship.
Speaking about his promotion to F2 with the French outfit, O’Sullivan said that he was eager to begin work ahead of his rookie campaign in the Championship with a team as successful as ART.
“I’m exciting to be joining ART for my rookie F2 season. I’m really looking forward to getting started. The team have a great depth of experience so can’t wait to get going in the Abu Dhabi tests with them.”
ART Grand Prix Team Principal Sébastien Philippe added that O’Sullivan’s arrival at the French outfit was a very exciting prospect given his speed and the team’s F2 pedigree.
“I'm delighted about the collaboration between Zak and ART Grand Prix. He's a driver we've been following for a long time, and he has consistently elevated his level of performance. His background and mindset align with ART Grand Prix's mission of supporting young drivers to the highest levels of motorsport.
“It's with pleasure and honour that we welcome a member of the Williams Racing Driver Academy. With proper winter preparation, his racing approach and adaptability should enable him to compete at the front.”