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F2: Fittipaldi and Maloney join Carlin for post-season testing

Find out who's taking part in Formula 2 post-season testing

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Among the full Formula 2 testing lineup, Carlin Racing will feature Enzo Fittipaldi and Zane Maloney.

Formula 2 Carlin post-season testing
Maloney (right) confirming he’ll test with Carlin this week (Image Credit: @zane.maloney on Instagram)

Formula 2’s three-day post-season test will take place in Abu Dhabi, on November 23-25. It will feature plenty of different current and future Formula 2 drivers, including several familiar faces from Formula 3.

Carlin’s lineup

Carlin Racing has announced that Enzo Fittipaldi and Zane Maloney will drive for them on all three days of the post-season test.

Fittipaldi just finished his first full season in Formula 2, racing with Charouz Racing System. He took six podiums and finished eighth overall.

“I’m very excited to be testing with such a great team as Carlin,” commented Fittipaldi. “I’m looking forward to the experience; three days will be pretty intense. 

“It will be great to meet everyone and I’ll be working with them over the next three days to try and learn as much as possible.”

Zane Maloney, this year’s Formula 3 runner-up, has already had his first taste of Formula 2. He competed in the final round in Abu Dhabi with Trident, replacing Calan Williams.

Despite having success with Trident in Formula 3, Maloney told FormulaNerds that he’s moving on from the team for now, ahead of Carlin’s announcement.

“I didn’t know I would be driving again this year,” said Maloney about his Formula 2 debut. “But I got the call from Trident and I took it with two hands. I went straight over to Trident, to prepare as much as possible.

“I can confirm that this is the last race for now, with Trident. I’ve had a great time with Giacomo [Ricci], and I’ll be over in Italy a lot still next tear, having a good time with them. But yes, this will be the last one for a while.”

Other entries

The full entry list for day one of testing is out, and several entries for next season have already been confirmed. PREMA Racing’s lineup for 2023, Oliver Bearman and Frederik Vesti, will of course be testing with the Italian team.

MP Motorsport has confirmed one full-time driver in Dennis Hauger, but they’ll also be fielding Jehan Daruvala for testing this week. Daruvala finished seventh overall with PREMA in 2022, his third season of Formula 2.

Other drivers who will run in testing that haven’t been confirmed yet include Hitech’s lineup of Isack Hadjar and Jak Crawford. The pair of Red Bull juniors are expected to graduate from Formula 3 next season and will take part in testing with the Hitech team.

The reigning Formula 3 champion Victor Martins will join Theo Pourchaire at ART for day one of testing, another driver who is likely to move up.

The Campos Racing testing lineup has also been confirmed as their full 2023 lineup, they’ll be running Ralph Boschung and Kush Maini.

Full entry list – Day One (by car number)

1. Frederik Vesti – PREMA Racing
2. Oliver Bearman – PREMA Racing
3. Jack Doohan – Virtuosi Racing
4. Amaury Cordeel – Virtuosi Racing
5. Enzo Fittipaldi – Carlin
6. Zane Maloney – Carlin
7. Isack Hadjar – Hitech Grand Prix
8. Jak Crawford – Hitech Grand Prix
9. Victor Martins – ART Grand Prix
10. Theo Pourchaire – ART Grand Prix
11. Dennis Hauger – MP Motorsport
12. Jehan Daruvala – MP Motorsport
14. Kush Maini – Campos Racing
15. Ralph Boschung – Campos Racing
16. Arthur Leclerc – DAMS
17. Ayumu Iwasa – DAMS
20. Clement Novalak – Trident
21. Roman Stanek – Trident
22. Roy Nissany – Charouz Racing System
23. Brad Benavides – Charouz Racing System
24. Richard Verschoor – Van Amersfoort Racing
25. Rafael Villagomez – Van Amersfoort Racing

Feature Image Credit: Joe Portlock – Getty Images

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