Richard Verschoor has switched to Van Amersfoor Racing for his second full FIA F2 season and third overall after making his debut in 2021.

Having raced for MP Motorsport and Charouz Racing System in 2021 when his first year in F2 was cut-short due to budget issues, Verschoor had his first full year in 2022 with Trident. With the experience in the bag, the Dutchman will have a second full year.

For 2023, he has moved to Van Amersfoort for this third year in the championship after testing with them post the 2022 season at Yas Marina circuit. Verschoor is the first confirmed driver for the Dutch team who joined the F2 series last year.

“I am extremely excited to return to the F2 grid again in 2023 and I am really happy to do so with Van Amersfoort Racing,” said Verschoor. “It is special to be able to announce this on my 22nd birthday as well! As both myself and VAR have grown a lot during last year in F2, I feel very confident about the upcoming season.

“For me, testing with VAR during the post-season test at Abu Dhabi instantly confirmed their extreme determination to further grow, and that suits my attitude very well! It will be an exciting year and I especially look forward to racing in Melbourne, not to mention Zandvoort. I’m ready for another year of F2 excitement!”

Team boss Rob Niessink added: “Of course, it is special to have a talented, Dutch driver like Richard as a part of our 2023 F2 line-up. It might be needless to say that we, as a Dutch team, enjoy very much the opportunity of having a countryman as part of our driver line-up, especially at this high level of racing.

“Last year we went on a huge learning streak, which for sure will continue into the new season. Richard brings, besides his raw talent and race craft, valuable F2 experience to the team and that will surely benefit us when it comes to further developing the car.

“He impressed strongly during the post-season test with us at Abu-Dhabi, setting the fastest overall time on the first day out on track. As last year, 2023 is going to be another exciting year for all of us and we look forward to the moment the lights go out for the first time in Bahrain!”

2023 F2 line-up so far:

MP Motorsport – Dennis Hauger

Prema – Oliver Bearman, Frederik Vesti

Campos Racing – Ralph Boschung, Kush Maini

DAMS – Arthur Leclerc, Ayumu Iwasa

Trident – Clement Novalak

PHM Racing by Charouz – Roy Nissany, Brad Benavides

Virtuosi Racing – Jack Doohan, Amaury Cordeel

Van Amersfoort Racing – Richard Verschoor