2017 Formula 3 European champion and McLaren Formula 1 protege Lando Norris will make his Formula 2 debut at the season finale in Abu Dhabi.
Norris will drive for Campos at the event, as he looks to gain experience ahead of what could be a full-time seat in F2 next season.
“Having won the FIA Formula 3 European Championship at my first attempt this year, I will either step up to Formula 2 or Super Formula in 2018 towards my goal of one day racing in Formula 1,” Norris stated.
“To get the opportunity to contest the last two races of this year’s F2 season is, therefore, a bonus whichever category I ultimately chose.
“It’ll be the first time I’ve ever competed in a race that includes a compulsory pitstop and so this will also be a new experience for me.”
The news follows this week’s announcement that Norris will be promoted to reserve driver status at McLaren next season. He will replace Jenson Button.
Norris’ F2 commitments will follow next weekend’s Macau GP, in which he is competing for the second time.
“I’ll be signing off from F3 next weekend and having won the Euro F3 title at my first attempt this year, it would be great to go back to Macau and win – it would be an awesome end to what’s already been an amazing year,” he added.
His aspirations to take victory will, however, be compromised by McLaren duties this week. Norris will miss the first practice session in Macau as he will drive in the Pirelli test at Interlagos on Tuesday.