Britain’s Dean Stoneman clinched the Avon Tyres backed FIA Formula Two Championship in the final round of the series and in doing so secured a test drive with the Williams F1 team.
Formula Two debutant, Stoneman, 20, took an unassailable lead in the championship after securing ninth place in race one in Valencia and third in race two, his 13th podium of the season.
All 24 cars in the Championship run on tyres supplied by Avon Tyres Motorsport, the motorsports division of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Europe Ltd, which has again demonstrated its race tyre making capabilities.
Jonathan Palmer of Motorsport Vision, the series organisers, congratulated Stoneman’s efforts, saying, “He is an outstanding talent, being extremely quick, a tough fighter, and very consistent. I am very confident Dean will prove the high standard of competition in F2 by performing impressively when he has his Williams F1 test drive.”
The 2010 Championship visited eight countries including some of Europe’s finest circuits such as Brands Hatch, Monza and Zolder, where the Williams F1 designed single seaters were able to demonstrate their stunning performance.
Paul Coates, Avon Tyres Motorsport General Manager, commented, “It has been a terrific season and we’re delighted for Dean and his team. The racing has been extremely close and the talent on show has been of the highest order, matched by the performance of our tyres, having received lots of positive feedback.”
The Comma-liveried car of Jolyon Palmer took second spot in the final standings, revealing his potential at the helm of single seater racing cars while Russian driver, Sergey Afanasiev, clinched third.