Richard Gonda joins F2 field at Hungaroring

Slovakian adds name to entry list this weekend

Slovakian driver Richard Gonda will make his FIA Formula Two Championship debut this weekend (7-9 September) when he joins the grid for rounds 13 and 14 at the Hungaroring.

The 18-year-old has previously raced in Formula Renault 2.0 in both NEC and Eurocup and enjoyed his first outing in the JPH1B F2 car during yesterday's (Thursday) pre-event test, finishing an impressive sixth overall.

Speaking to Formulatwo.com Gonda said: "I'm pleased to be racing in F2 this weekend. Testing went really well yesterday and we didn't expect to be on the pace of the regular F2 drivers so we're happy that we were competitive.

"The car is really nice to drive and I was able to adapt pretty quickly although it's still a big step up for me. We'll have to see how things go in free practice and over the weekend but I've raced here before which should help and hopefully we can be fighting for the top 10."  

Today's first free practice session gets underway at 11:45 (local time) with full coverage, including live timing, available on www.formulatwo.com.

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