Red Bull junior Dennis Hauger will switch to MP Motorsport for his second FIA Formula 2 (F2) season in 2023.

Having won he 2021 F3 title, Hauger was a hot property coming into F2 as a rookie in 2022 with Prema Team. However, the adaptation to the senior level took more time than anticipated where he could only show glimpses of his fine performances.

He sure got race wins this year but overall it has been a difficult first F2 season where he sits 11th in the standings with 98 points. He has had two wins and four podiums thus far with couple of races to go to end on a high with Prema.

For 2023, he switches to MP Motorsport who took Felipe Drugovich to a title win this year with races to spare. Hauger will straight up jump in their car post the 2022 F2 season in Abu Dhabi test with the idea to get him as much track time in the new environment.

“I am really excited about joining MP Motorsport for another assault on the FIA Formula 2 Championship”, said Hauger. “MP has been the revelation of this season, consistently producing a great car for every round of the season.

“We have recognised that, and it’s wonderful news that we have been able to make the deal work. I’m looking forward to working with the team starting at the Abu Dhabi test, which I hope will be our jump start to a very successful 2023 season.”

At the same time, Sander Dorsman added: “We are absolutely delighted that someone of Dennis’ calibre will be part of our Formula 2 programme in 2023. His 2021 Formula 3 title year is still fresh on my mind – he made no prisoners and was truly outstanding.

“With the knowledge and experience that he has gained in his F2 rookie season, I’m positive that he will translate those into consistent pace-setting form and more results like the ones he produced at Monaco and Baku this year.”

Here’s 2023 F2, F3 calendar