Teixeira makes switch to F2
2 March 2010 – Organisers of the Formula 2 championship have announced that Ricardo Teixeira has made the change from GP2 to Formula 2 for the 2010 season. The Angolan therefore becomes one of the most experiences drivers in the F2 field as the new-look championship moves into its second year.
Having spent two seasons in the top International Class of the British Formula 3 Championship from 2007, Teixeira also contested that year's Zandvoort Masters of F3 as well as the RTL GT Masters event before switching to GP2 Asia with Trident in 2008. He remained with the team for the Main Series of last year.
"Having participated in British F3 and GP2, I am now really looking forward to competing in the F2 championship," Teixeira commented. "I hope to make best use of my experience and to benefit from the principle of equality that pervades F2 in showing my potential this year. This may be my first year in F2 but I expect to improve quickly in the first races."
"I'm delighted to welcome Ricardo Teixeira, our first African driver, to Formula 2," continued F2 Series Director Jonathan Palmer. "The equality of F2 provides the perfect environment for Ricardo to prove his talent and I'm sure he'll make the most of the opportunity and be pushing for points this season.
"Coming from GP2, Ricardo will really appreciate the recent performance upgrades Williams and MSV have made to the JPH1B F2 car."