German driver Jens Höing will compete in the FIA Formula Two Championship in 2009.
The 21-year-old moves to F2 after competing in the German Formula 3 Cup last season, where he scored a season’s best eighth position at the Nürburgring. Höing also tested for Team Olympiacos in the Superleague Formula at Vallelunga in August 2008, setting the sixth quickest time overall.
Prior to F3, Höing spent three seasons racing in Germany’s national Formula BMW Championship. He also competed in the 2006 Formula BMW World Final against fellow F2 drivers Rob Wickens and Tobias Hegewald at the Circuit de Valencia – the venue which will host the opening rounds of the 2009 FIA Formula Two Championship.
Jens Höing said: "I am glad to be joining F2 as the second German driver to be confirmed. The concept, presentation and history of F2 are right for my career. With the cars being equal for every driver, unlike my situation in Formula 3, people can see your talent through your results in Formula Two. This is my best chance to reach the top of professional motorsport in the next two years and my aim is to score podiums this year before challenging for the title next season. I want to win the F2 championship in 2010 and with it, the Williams F1 test drive. I still know many of the fabulous Williams F1 Team from my time as a BMW junior and it is my aspiration to drive for them in Formula One. I am extremely grateful to my sponsor and my new management team who have made this drive in F2 possible."
Jonathan Palmer, Chief Executive of championship organiser MotorSport Vision, said: “It is great to add another young German talent to the F2 line-up. As we all know, Germany has a rich history in motorsport and I am sure Jens will be hoping to add his name to a long list of successful drivers from his homeland. Although Jens does not have the reputation of some of F2’s drivers I am in no doubt that F2 is going to throw up some surprises to the form book and Jens could be one of them”