After having confirmed young Dutchman Kas Haverkort, team Van Amersfoort Racing has announced its second driver for 2022 Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine campaign.
Levente Révész has joined the team led by Rob Niessink. The 16-year-old Hungarian racer, makes his debut in the international series following a first season in single-seater. This year Révész contested the Italian F4 Championship, claiming a best nine position at Vallelunga, where he took a podium finish in the Rookie class.
Révész started his career in karting, racing in the FIA European and World Championships. In order to fully prepare for the 2022 FRECA series, the Hungarian will join the FIA certified F3 Asian Championship, which will run from January till February next year, alternating between the Dubai Autodrome and Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina circuit.
Rob Niessink – VAR’s CEO
“Levente is very eager to learn and that is essential. Stepping up from F4 to FRECA is a great move for him. As this is only his second year in single-seaters, he will face the challenge of learning in an incredibly competitive environment. However, at the same time will this environment help him to accelerate his progress throughout the season. Our team is extremely dedicated to support him in every way possible and we look forward to get started with Levente!”
“Things are developing extremely fast for me. I did only one year of F4 racing and now I am about to jump up to the next level. The car is amazing to drive and obviously quite different from the F4 that I used to race with. For sure the speeds are much higher, but especially the levels of downforce are so much greater.” Révész tested in November with Van Amersfoort Racing at Mugello, the same circuit where he tested an F4 for the first time. “Mugello is a circuit with great memories. Last year I first tried an F4 there and now, a year later I tested a FRECA car with Van Amersfoort Racing at the same track! Working with VAR felt great. They live up to their reputation of being highly professional. The team made me feel at home from the get-go and I was already able to progress in a short timeframe. Can’t wait to get started!”