Jordan King signs with MP Motorsport for FIA Formula Two
Date: 22 / 03 / 2019
Jordan King has joined MP Motorsport for the 2019 FIA Formula Two season and will contest the series alongside his World Endurance Championship and Indy 500 endeavours in what promises to be the most exciting year of his career to date.
The 25-year-old Brit returns to MP having raced for the Dutch team in 2011 when Jordan contested Formula Renault 2.0 and most recently in 2017 when he secured thirteen top-ten finishes with the squad in FIA Formula Two.
Jordan’s fourth season in the Formula One feeder series will see him take on a new set of responsibilities as he lends his experience and expertise to help guide the team to the top end of the Formula Two grid.
Jordan’s pace and experience already came to the forefront at the Jérez test last month where King set the fastest time in the final session and acquainted himself well with the new Formula 2 car.
“It is great to be working with and supporting the team at MP Motorsport again”, said King on rejoining MP after pre-season testing. “I only have good memories of working with everyone at MP and I’m delighted the team have put their trust in me to help them progress as much as possible – and I’m sure we’ll reach our full potential together. Formula 2’s turbo car was new to me, as I only have experience with the old GP2 car, so I used the test days well to familiarise myself with the new machine. It’s a great car and I’m certain we can do well.”
FIA Formula Two will mark the third series that Jordan will be contesting in 2019 but he remains fully committed to his World Endurance Championship and Indianapolis 500 programmes, which has already rewarded him with victory at the 1000 Miles of Sebring on his debut, but the opportunity for more on-track mileage and racing was too good to turn down.
“I have really enjoyed my time in the WEC so far, especially winning my first ever race in Sebring, and the Indy 500 is going to be a phenomenal experience and as a racing driver, the opportunity to be on track as much as possible is impossible to turn down.”
“Hopefully with my experience in F2 and other series, and the team’s knowledge and aptitude, we will be able to have a really successful year together and get the orange car up the field and into the podium spots.”
Jordan’s will partner teammate Mahaveer Raghunathan, who makes his debut in FIA Formula Two, and King will share his vast knowledge of the tracks and series to get the Indian driver up to speed as quickly as possible – aiding the team to maximise their point-scoring potential every round.
The twelve-round 2019 season gets underway next week with the first race weekend of the season at the Sakhir International Circuit, Bahrain.
2019 FIA Formula Two Calendar
R1 – Bahrain – 29/31 March
R2 – Baku – 26/28 April
R3 – Barcelona – 10/12 May
R4 – Monte Carlo – 23/15 May
R5 – Le Castellet – 21/23 June
R6 – Spielberg – 28/30 June
R7 – Silverstone – 12/14 July
R8 – Budapest – 2/4 August
R9 – Spa-Francorchamps – 30 August / 1 September
R10 – Monza – 6/8 September
R11 – Sochi – 27/19 September
R12 – Yas Marina – 29 November / 1 December