Markelov to make Monaco return in F2

Markelov to jump in as King’s Monaco supersub at MP Motorsport

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By Olivier Ferret

18 May 2019 - 09:44
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Artem Markelov is set to make a one-off return to Formula 2 by racing for MP Motorsport at Monaco. The 24-year-old Russian will replace Jordan King in the Dutch team, while the Briton participates in the Indianapolis 500.

With his experience in GP2 and Formula 2, resulting in nine wins and a runner-up position in the 2017 championship, Markelov will be a supersub for Jordan King, who signed to drive for the entire 2019 F2 season bar the Monaco round clashing with his Indycar commitments. Markelov is currently racing in the Japanese Super Formula championship.

“I am very happy to join MP Motorsport at Monaco”, said Markelov. “Monaco is a special place, and I can’t think of a better occasion for a one-off return to Formula 2. I’m looking forward to meeting lots of old friends, and of course wish Jordan all the best in his effort to win the Indy 500!”

“We can’t think of a quicker man to step into Jordan’s car at Monaco than Artem”, said MP’s team principal Sander Dorsman. “We are sorry to lose Jordan for the weekend, but Artem is a worthy replacement. I look forward to working with him during an important weekend for us and hope that he will help us to a pair of great results at Monaco.”

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