ART Grand Prix have moved quickly to secure the signing of 2021 Formula Regional European by Alpine Champion Grégoire Saucy for the 2022 campaign, following the Swiss’ impressive showing in post-season testing at Valencia.

Saucy set the best time of the three-day stint on the Spanish coastline, consistently running in the top two positions with ART, and becomes the first driver announcement for 2022.

Saucy first drove for ART in the 2020 Formula Renault Eurocup campaign before making the switch to the newly formed Formula Regional championship with the French outfit. He went on to clinch the title with 10 podiums, including eight wins.

“I am honoured and happy to continue the adventure with such a fantastic team like ART Grand Prix,” said Saucy. “This is a continuation after our great year 2021. I know the team and how it works, and this will be a very valuable asset to prepare for next season. I would like to thank my sponsors for this opportunity.

READ MORE: Step up to F3 “easier” than expected, says Formula Regional European champion Saucy

Saucy finished as the fastest driver overall in post-season testing at Valencia
Saucy finished as the fastest driver overall in post-season testing at Valencia

“The Valencia test went very well, even though I had a lot of new parameters to work through. Having said that, it’s way too early to set any goals for myself as I still.”

The 21-year-old arrives with considerable single-seater experience, having also won races and taken podiums in V de V Challenge Monoplace, F4, and Formula Renault Eurocup.

Team manager Sébastien Philippe added: “After two years of a fruitful collaboration, concluded by securing the first title in the history of the Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine in 2021, ART Grand Prix was very keen to take another step forward with Greg.

“He showed the full extent of his talent and maturity in 2021 and in addition to this, we have come to know and appreciate each other both personally and sportingly. I am delighted and eager to write this new chapter in our collaboration.”