The season in System 2 ended final weekend, however work on the Bahrain Sakhir circuit continues: on December 8, the three-day official checks begin. On them, the groups of the youth championship will start preparations for subsequent 12 months and resolve on the selection of riders.
On every check day, every crew will work on the observe for six hours, whereas on Tuesday and Wednesday there will probably be two three-hour classes, which is able to begin at 9.00 and 14.00. On Thursday morning session additionally begins at 9 am, however after the break, the races will proceed at 1 pm.
The checks will use Pirelli tires of the Onerous composition, 8 units are allotted for every automobile.
The Hitech Grand Prix crew can have two Purple Bull youth program riders: Juri Vips will return to the wheel of a System 2 automobile, he carried out nicely in 2020, when he changed injured Sean Gelael in 4 phases with DAMS. He will probably be accompanied by the promising New Zealander Liam Lawson, who completed fifth within the F3 particular person competitors this season.
Throughout all three days, Theo Purscher should fly the ART automobile alternately with Christian Lundgard. The 17-year-old French pilot this 12 months grew to become the vice-champion of F3 and has already received his first expertise of performing in F2, the place he made his debut within the HWA Racelab final weekend.
One other proficient junior who has confirmed himself in F3, Lirim Zehndeli, will work with the MP Motorsport crew. His associate within the checks would be the already skilled Louis Deletraz, who performed for the Charouz Racing System in 2020.
On the identical time, Charouz invited David Beckman to the checks, who up to now 12 months was Zendeli’s associate within the Trident. Additionally on the primary day of testing, F2 vice-champion Callum Ilott will drive the Charouz automobile, however on Tuesday and Wednesday he will probably be changed by Guilherme Samaya.
DAMS plans to work with Marcus Armstrong and Roy Nissan, Campos Racing – with Logan Sargent and Ralph Boschung, who has already signed a contract with this crew.
Matteo Nannini will get his first expertise of flying an F2 automobile: he was invited to the checks by HWA Racelab. It’s curious that along with the 17-year-old Italian in Bahrain, 29-year-old Roberto Meri will work, at one time, in 2017 and 2018, who had already carried out within the youth collection.
F2 debutant Clement Novalak will collaborate with Trident on the primary two days of testing, and will probably be changed by Bent Fiscal on Wednesday. The second automobile of the Italian crew will probably be pushed by Marino Sato.