Awards & Press

Marcus Armstrong Joins Hitech Grand Prix

Awards & Press
21 January 2022

Canterbury’s Marcus Armstrong has signed a deal to race for a new team in F2, going up against fellow Kiwi Liam Lawson. The 21-year-old admits 2022 will be a career-defining year.

Armstrong is currently enjoying some time back in New Zealand for the first time since early 2020. It’s hardly been a quiet off-season though, as Armstrong has a new team, Hitech.

The 21-year-old will be based in London from next month, and no longer with the Ferrari driver academy in Italy.

“Unfortunately there wasn’t a possibility to get into F1 with one of the Ferrari engine manufacturers, which is life, they have those seats fairly well sewn up,” he said.

It was a huge finish to 2021 for Armstrong, who held off compatriot Lawson, to score his maiden F2 win in Saudi Arabia. Overall it was a frustrating campaign, finishing 13th for the season.

“Is this the make-or-break year? I’ve been saying those words, make or break, but a lot of people disagree with me.

“My primary focus is just to get the results because when the results come the contract offers come as well.”

Armstrong expects the 2022 season to be a make or break in a bid for a seat in Formula 1.
Marcus Armstrong photographed testing for Hitech at the end of the 2021 season.
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