Juri Vips is set to make his FIA Formula 2 debut with the DAMS team in place of the injured Sean Gelael at Spa-Francorchamps next weekend.
Gelael suffered a back injury, sustaining a broken D4 vertebra in an impact with a kerb on the last lap of the F2 feature race at Barcelona last weekend, and has been ruled out for the next three rounds.
Vips, who will fill in for Gelael at DAMS and partner former F3 team-mate Dan Ticktum, will also contest at least the Monza and Mugello rounds.
Last year the Estonian raced in the FIA F3 series, winning three races and finishing fourth in the championship. He was also second at last year’s Macau Grand Prix, where he took pole position.
For 2020 Red Bull steered him towards Super Formula rather than F2.
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