F2 veteran Ghiotto replaces Nissany at DAMS for Monza

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Nissany collected his thirteenth penalty level of the 2022 season at Zandvoort final weekend when he made contact with David Beckmann behind the security automobile, crossing the 12-point threshold inside one season.

The Israeli, who has scored a finest end of fourth this season within the Imola dash race, turns into the third driver to be banned for incurring too many penalty factors this season after Van Amersfoort Racing’s Amaury Cordell was prevented from beginning at Silverstone, whereas Oli Caldwell (Campos) was pressured to sit down out at Spa.

In his place, DAMS has known as up Ghiotto, who has been racing in GT World Problem Europe this yr for the Tresor by Automobile Assortment Audi squad.

The Italian is credited with 113 begins thus far in F2 and its forerunner GP2 courting again to 2016, when he graduated to the secondary division after ending because the runner-up to Esteban Ocon within the 2015 GP3 sequence.

He was a fixture within the sequence till 2020 for the Trident, Russian Time, Virtuosi and Hitech groups, scoring seven wins, together with the 2017 Monza dash race.

His finest end within the standings was third in 2019, when he was seven factors behind runner-up Nicholas Latifi.

“I am extremely glad to be again in F2 at my house race in Monza,” stated Ghiotto.

“It has been such a late name that I am unable to consider I will be racing this weekend!

“I am actually wanting ahead to becoming a member of up with a workforce I loved so many battles in opposition to up to now, and it is going to be good to have the possibility to lastly work collectively.”

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Roy Nissany, Dams

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Ghiotto is at the moment joint second within the all-time F2 begins stakes, tied with Ralph Boschung and Nissany. Ghiotto and Boschung are set to surpass Louis Deletraz, who has began 92 F2 races, whereas Ghiotto will grow to be the second-most skilled driver within the historical past of GP2/F2 behind Johnny Cecotto Jr on 119 begins.

Since departing the System 1 junior sequence, Ghiotto has focused on sportscars, making his debut as a part of the short-lived Ginetta LMP1 programme within the Fuji 6 Hours World Endurance Championship spherical in 2019.

He accomplished his sole day of F1 testing for Williams on the Hungaroring in 2017.

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