Van Amersfoort Racing has completed its 2024 FIA F2 line-up by signing up rookie Rafael Villagomez, who steps up from F3.

Rafael Villagomez steps up the motorsport ladder as he readies himself to compete in the 2024 edition of the FIA F2 Championship. With that, Villagómez completes VAR’s F2 driver line-up, set to race alongside his recently announced team-mate Enzo Fittipaldi.

Villagomez comments on promoting to the second highest level of formula racing: “I am very excited to step up to F2!” Graduating to FIA F2 at the age of 22, Rafael continues: “I am ready for this next level up. The dynamics coming from an F2 car are overly impressive, but I grew great confidence after a successful post-season test in Abu Dhabi last year.

“The test has proven to both myself and the people around me that F2 is the right category for me to further develop myself as a driver. The team and I know each other very well, which will only be of great benefit to all of us. I look very much forward to continuing our journey together and getting the season started.”

Van Amersfoort Racing’s CEO, Rob Niessink is equally excited about taking on another championship together with Rafael: “As a team, we always aim for long-term cooperation with our drivers. The benefits of such a long-term relationship are extremely valuable and will help Rafael to progress at a high pace, as his experience in F3 will do of course.

“As a result of his unparalleled determination, we’ve seen Rafael grow and mature strongly as a driver and he is ready for this next challenge. We are fully committed to offering him our continuous support, especially in this exciting next chapter of his racing career.”

2024 F2 line-up so far:

MP Motorsport – Franco Colapinto, Dennis Hauger

Prema – Andrea Kimi Antonelli, Oliver Bearman

ART Grand Prix – Zak O’Sullivan, Victor Martins

PHM Racing – Joshua Duerksen

Virtuosi Racing – Kush Maini, Gabriel Bortoleto

DAMS – Jak Carwford, Juan Manuel Correa

Carlin – Ritomo Miyata, Zane Maloney

Campos Racing – Isack Hadjar, Pepe Marti

Hitech GP – Amaury Cordeel, Paul Aron

Van Amersfoort Racing – Enzo Fittipaldi

Trident – Richard Verschoor, Rafael Villagomez

[Note: The story is as per press release]