Kelvin Snoeks signs up for Formula Two in 2010
Dutchman targets consistent points finishes
22-year-old Kelvin Snoeks is the latest name to be confirmed in
the 2010 FIA Formula Two Championship line-up.
Snoeks joins F2 after competing in last season's International
Formula Master series, where he finished sixth in the Rookie Cup
standings. He spent the previous two seasons in Formula Renault 2.0
NEC, competing against 2009 Formula Two race winner Tobias Hegewald
and Williams F1 test driver Valtteri Bottas.
The Dutchman has already experienced Formula Two machinery,
having taken part in winter testing in Portimão at the end
of the 2009 season, and becomes the second driver to be announced
in 2010. Fourteen others have already joined F2's second season,
leaving just nine seats available to complete the 24 car maximum
Snoeks is well aware of his country's illustrious motorsport
past, and the Zwaanshoek-based racer is hoping to follow in the
footsteps of fellow countrymen Jan Lammers and Jos Verstappen.
Kelvin Snoeks said: "The concept of Formula Two is fantastic,
particularly compared with some of the other series I have raced
in. I like that all of the data is available to every driver and
that everything is fair and equal. The car is really fast and nice
to drive - the recent improvements to the car have obviously made
it even quicker, which is also great. I believe I can learn a lot
this season and the pre-season tests will be really important. From
there I hope to have a real understanding of where I stand compared
to the other drivers - podiums may be difficult to achieve but I
will be looking to consistently challenge for points."
Jonathan Palmer, Formula Two Series Director, said: "I'm really
pleased to welcome Kelvin Snoeks, our first Dutch driver, to
Formula Two. The equality of F2 enables drivers like Kelvin, who
has never been able to race with a top team so far in his career,
to really show what he's capable of and I'm sure he'll make the
most of his opportunity."
Interested drivers should contact the Championship
Co-ordinator, James Gornall, at firstname.lastname@example.org
or on 0044 1234 332439.
To read more about Kelvin Snoeks, visit his 2010
driver's page here.