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    The competition in Formula 2 is about to get even tougher, following the announcement that Hitech Grand Prix will become the championship’s 11th team for the 2020 season.

    British-based Hitech have history on the road to F1, competing in fellow feeder series F3 last year, finishing 2019 as runner-ups in the teams' standings.

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    Hitech joined F3 from the European F3 Championship following the merger between that and GP3 and instantly impressed, with four wins, one pole position and six podiums.

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    Hitech Grand Prix driver Juri Vips finished second in the 2019 FIA Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix

    F2 CEO Bruno Michel said: “I am pleased to welcome Hitech Grand Prix to our 2020 F2 grid. As stated before, many teams continuously show interest in joining our Championship. Today’s driver market combined with Hitech’s prowess meant this addition to the new season became possible.

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    “Hitech Grand Prix enjoyed a strong Formula 3 season in 2019 and I know that although they are joining late, they will be able to adapt quickly to Formula 2 in order to fight against the other teams.”

    They will make their first appearance in pre-season testing in Bahrain on March 1-3 and will aim to make the transition into F2 as smoothly as they did in F3.

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