Frenchman Pierre-Louis Chovet will replace László Tóth at Campos Racing for Round 2 of the season at Le Castellet, following the Hungarian driver’s positive COVID-19 test result.
Born in Avignon, Chovet tested for Campos in pre-season at Barcelona, and will now join Lorenzo Colombo and Amaury Cordeel at the Spanish side for his home event.
The 19-year-old competed for Jenzer Motorsport in the opening round of the season at Barcelona, with a best finish of P14 in Race 2, but departed the Swiss outfit ahead of Round 2.
“I received a call on Tuesday evening from Adrián Campos who let me know that I was on the top of the list to replace Laszlo at the French GP,” said Chovet. “I’m ready and really honoured to join Campos Racing for my ‘Home GP.’
“It’s a great opportunity in my position as you can imagine: I'm ready to work alongside the team and give everything on track! László, I wish you a quick recovery and be sure I’ll take care of your beast!”
Runner-up in the 2021 Asian Formula 3 Championship, Chovet scored six wins and seven podiums with Pinnacle Motorsport, narrowly missing out on the title to Formula 2 racer Guanyu Zhou.
The Frenchman has plenty of single-seater experience, including starts in Formula Regional European, Euroformula Open and French Formula 4.
Campos Racing Sports Director Adrián Campos-Suñer Torres added: “Firstly, I would like to thank László and all the people around him for their collaboration to find a solution for Le Castellet.
“At the same time, I would like to extend a warm welcome to Pierre-Louis. It will be an exciting time together and we expect to perform well together at Paul Ricard. The season opener wasn’t exactly what we were expecting.
“This said, the championship is very closely contested and for our drivers it was their first start in the series. Just like in the FIA Formula 2 a few weeks ago, we want to reverse the situation. We feel confident that we will succeed and plenty of good results are just around the corner.”