M2 Competition are very pleased to announce that Patrick Schott has joined the team for the remainder of the Formula Renault Eurocup season.
The 18-year-old Swiss driver joins Kush Maini in the line-up and will compete for the Brussels-based team fo the first time at the Nurburgring, Germany, on August 30-September 1.
Patrick came to prominence in karting, significantly sealing a spot in the CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy in 2014 and finishing third in the Swiss KF3 championship that year and second the following season.
After taking two years away from motorsport, he made his car racing debut in 2018, placing an impressive fifth in the Spanish F4 Championship and also taking part in selected races in the Northern European Zone series and the Euroformula Open.
He graduated to the Formula Renault Eurocup for 2019, taking part in the first three rounds of the series and recording a best finish of 12th at the most difficult circuit on the calendar; Monaco, but has not participated since.
M2 will run a pair of cars at the Nurburgring for Patrick and Kush before Lucas Alecco Roy returns to form a three-car line-up at the following round at the Hungaroring.
M2; the most successful team in the history of New Zealand’s prestigious Toyota Racing Series, made a dream debut in the Formula Renault Eurocup at Monza in April with an overall podium and a rookie class win.
They have also scored three rookie pole positions from the opening five rounds as well as another rookie victory to lie fifth in the overall Teams’ points.
Patrick Schott said: “I’m very happy to join M2 Competition. They’re a strong team with a very good record in single-seater racing and it’s a brand-new chance for me to show what I can do. Having a very fast team-mate in Kush Maini will be a great reference point for me and someone I can really measure my progress against. The rest of the season will be a big challenge because Barcelona is the only track left on the calendar that I’ve raced at previously, so for the Nurburgring my only targets will be to establish a good working relationship with the team and work to improve myself throughout the weekend.”
Jonathan Moury, Team Principal, said: “We’re very pleased to welcome Patrick to the team and to know that we will have consistency with our driver line-up for the rest of the season as this helps everybody to reach a new level of performance. As a team, we have a successful track record of working with promising rookies like Lando Norris, Lance Stroll and Liam Lawson and helping them to develop their skills and processes quickly and efficiently. Patrick possesses all the raw materials necessary to become a successful driver and we’ll do our very best to help him turn this into consistently strong results on the racetrack.”