Deletraz, de Vries, Merhi in New Seats For Belgium
Fitting into new surroundings will be a theme of the Belgian Formula 2 round as three drivers find themselves with different teams.
Monaco Sprint winner Nyck de Vries moves to Racing Engineering to partner Gustav Malja.
The McLaren junior racer has finished on the podium four times since graduating from GP3 and is in eighth in the drivers’ championship with 72 points.
“Perhaps this move is a surprise in the middle of the season, but I am very excited to join Racing Engineering,” he said. “We have been in touch since 2015, and it is great to finally get the chance to work together as they have a very high level of professionalism and a great track record. I hope we will be able to turn around their momentum and score the successes they have always had.”
Louis Deletraz swaps with the Dutchman, going to Rapax, where Roberto Merhi joins him for the weekend.
Deletraz claimed his only point last time out in Hungary’s feature after a post-race penalty. He has completed all-but-one event, out–qualified Malja 4-3, but the Swede outperformed him 8-4 in the 12 races they have both finished and scored 27 more points.
Sergio Canamasas – who has been at the team since moving from Trident for Austria – said on Twitter that he is currently having ‘personal issues’ preventing him from competing.
Por motivos personales no podré estar este fin de semana en Spa.
Due to personal issues I won't race at Spa this weekend.
— Sergio Canamasas (@canamasas) August 23, 2017
Merhi previously made his F2 debut in Spain for Campos, having a best result of 12th in the sprint contest.
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