Jenzer Motorsport have signed second-year driver Ido Cohen, with the Israeli racer making the switch from Carlin for 2022.

Cohen is Jenzer’s first announcement of the campaign and joins on the back of an educational rookie season with Carlin, where he took a highest finish of 12th but came close to scoring points multiple times.

The Israeli started Race 2 in Zandvoort from reverse grid pole but fell out of the points due to a penultimate lap collision with Dennis Hauger.

The 20-year-old first experienced Jenzer machinery on the final day of post-season test in Valencia and impressed enough to earn a full-time deal with the Swiss outfit.

“I am really happy to join the Jenzer Motorsport family,” said Cohen. “I drove with the team in Valencia and it was a really good experience.

“The people there were very professional, so with the team capabilities and the experience I already have in the championship, I am confident I can achieve good results. I am excited and looking forward to driving in Bahrain.”

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Cohen first drove for Jenzer on Day 3 of post-season testing in Valencia
Cohen first drove for Jenzer on Day 3 of post-season testing in Valencia

Cohen first drove single-seaters in 2018, running a dual-campaign in Italian and ADAC Formula 4. He remained in both Championships for a second season, finishing sixth in Italian F4 and 13th in ADAC F4.

In 2020, the Israeli racer moved to Euroformula Open, where he finished seventh with two podiums, before the move to F3.

Jenzer Motorsport Team Principal Andreas Jenzer added: “At the official FIA F3 post-season test days in Valencia last autumn Ido got into our car for the first time. We immediately felt that we could work very well together and are pleased that Ido decided to join our team for his second season in FIA F3.

“We are sure that we will have a good cooperation and a successful championship ahead of us together.”