Jon Lancaster signs up to F2

Top British talent joins series just in time for Magny-Cours

1. Jon Lancaster has signed to race in the 2011 FIA Formula Two Championship

22-year-old British racer Jon Lancaster today (Wednesday) announced he is to contest the 2011 FIA Formula Two Championship, beginning this weekend with rounds three and four in Magny-Cours.
The F2 newcomer from Leeds, already a proven race-winner in Formula Renault 3.5, has been getting his first taste of the JPH1B F2 single-seater during today’s official test session at the French circuit before competing this weekend (13-15 May).

The Brit is expected to be on the pace from the start having raced previously at Magny-Cours – a regular on the Grand Prix calendar until 2008 – in the Renault series.
As well as two successful seasons in Formula Renault 3.5, racking up pole positions, podiums and race wins, Jon has also competed in the Formula 3 Euro series and Formula Renault Eurocup, taking wins in both.
Speaking on his decision, Jon said: “I’d been considering a move to F2 for a while although we’ve had to rush to make it in time for the Magny-Cours test! I only arrived at the track this morning at 6am so I’m just trying to get up to speed.
“I have raced at the French circuit before and have done a shakedown in the car at Bedford so that should help this weekend. So far I really like the car and am getting used to the specific driving style.”
Commenting on his aims for this season Jon added: “I only have one goal for this season and that’s simply to win and pick up the Williams F1 test.”
Formula Two Series Director Jonathan Palmer added: "We’re delighted that Jon has chosen to race in F2 this year. He is already a very accomplished driver with plenty of experience behind him and despite being unfamiliar with the car, I have no doubt he’ll be a frontrunner right from the start.”
Rounds three and four of the 2011 FIA Formula Two Championship take place at Magny-Cours on 13-15 May with official testing taking place today. For full coverage of today’s test and all the action from the weekend visit

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