PREMA Racing and Robert Shwartzman will extend their commitment to the FIA Formula 2 Championship throughout the 2021 season.
The Russian, a member of the Ferrari Driver Academy, will return for his second year in the series after cruising to six podiums including four race wins, the highest amount of race victories among his fellow contenders. He is now set for his fourth consecutive season under the PREMA banner, aiming to take another key step in his successful career so far.
Shwartzman made his debut with the team in 2018, when he scored two overall wins and captured the rookie title in the Formula 3 European Championship. He then moved with PREMA Racing into the new era of F3, claiming the 2019 driver title with three wins and ten podium finishes.
He will be back on duty for postseason testing at Bahrain International Circuit to start preparations for 2021.
Rene Rosin – Team Principal
“We are delighted to extend our relationship with Robert into the 2021 season. We thoroughly enjoyed working with him so far and we are really proud of his continued progress. He truly has a rare talent, and we are looking forward to seeing him take another step next year. In 2020, he immediately proved he could run for wins, and we want to build on that immediacy to be consistent contenders in 2021.”
"I am happy to race in Formula 2 with PREMA again in 2021. Our target as a team is obviously to win and make progress in terms of results from this season, working hard, improving the car but also enjoying another year by staying together and having fun. It will be our fourth year working together, and we are going to make the most out of it. I want to thank everybody who supports me for their dedication and commitment."