Spanish F3 champion Germán Sánchez joins Formula Two
Spanish Formula 3 champion Germán Sánchez has signed up to compete in the 2009 FIA Formula Two Championship.
The 19-year-old joins Formula Two after securing the 2008 Spanish F3 title at the final race weekend of the season in Barcelona, beating fellow F2 rivals Natacha Gachnang and Nicola De Marco in the process. Sánchez scored four race wins during his title winning campaign including a victory at the Circuit de Valencia, which will host the opening round of the F2 season in May.
Sánchez has made a remarkable start to his motor racing career, taking seven wins and ten podiums on his way to the 2006 Spanish F3 cup class title in his first ever season of car racing before claiming overall honours in the main Spanish championship two years later.
Germán Sánchez said: “I am very happy to be joining this Formula, it is a great opportunity. Formula Two is an important championship, the popularity and interest seems to be growing and growing. Everything is being achieved in a very professional manner and the organisers have attracted some great drivers from around the world. I am confident however, through my determination and hard work, that I can score some good results.”
Jonathan Palmer, Chief Executive of championship organiser MotorSport Vision, said: ““There has been great interest in Formula Two from Spain and I am delighted to add the Spanish Formula 3 champion to an increasingly impressive line-up for our first year. Germán follows Andy Soucek as the second Spanish driver to be confirmed and the 2009 F2 grid will now feature three of the top four drivers from last year’s Spanish F3 Championship, which is fantastic. Germán has achieved outstanding results in his career so far, and will no doubt be pushing hard in F2 to achieve his ultimate goal of joining fellow countryman Fernando Alonso in Formula One.”