VAR signs Kas Haverkort for FRECA 2022 season

Published by Greenhouse Haverkort op December 3 2021

Van Amersfoort Racing is pleased to announce the entry of Kas Haverkort. He will compete for the Dutch team in the 2022 FIA certified Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine.

Kas Haverkort joins for a second year FRECA, the abbreviation for Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine. The Dutchman entered the series last year after becoming Spanish F2020 champion in 4 on his debut in Formula racing.

Like many of the greats, Kas started racing at a very young age. He first took the wheel of a kart as a three-year-old and has never left racing since. What followed was a successful karting career, which he concluded at the age of 16 with an impressive record at the highest levels of kart sport.

Not unexpectedly, Kas made himself heard by dominating the Spanish F4 championship and then claiming the title in his first year in Formula racing. After that it was a calculated move to push straight to the next level. In 2021 Haverkort raced as a FRECA-Rookie and achieved an impressive P4 overall (P2 Rookie) in the final race of the season.

"Last year, my first year at FRECA, was all about learning”, says Haverkort, who just turned 18 two weeks ago. He continues: “The car is very different from a Formula 4 car and is much more complex. It is clearly much faster, but especially the grip is spectacular. I really enjoy the characteristics and am really looking forward to racing this car for another year. For me, the collaboration with Van Amersfoort Racing is the key to achieving my goals for the coming season. I've tested with them both in F4 and most recently in FRECA and the professionalism and track record of the team is impressive, not to mention that I feel very much at home with them!"

The Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine is entering its fourth season following the merger between the Formula Regional European Championship and the Formula Renault Eurocup. Since then, the championship has developed significantly and has shown that it prepares experienced drivers for and delivers to the high level series such as the FIA ​​F3 Championship.


CEO Rob Niessink is clearly happy with the arrival of the young Dutchman: “It's great to see another Dutch driver climb the ranks, but what's even better is that we have him on our team for the coming season! Kas is clearly very talented, something he proved by winning an F4 championship title straight from karting. We were certainly already aware of his capabilities, which was reaffirmed during the recent post-season test in Mugello. It's a long run up to the first race weekend in April, so Kas and the team have precious time for the best possible preparation!"

The 2022 season of the FIA ​​certified Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine will include 10 race weekends with 2 races each. The first two rounds of the season will take place on Italian soil; Monza will set the stage for round 1, followed by round 2, which will be held at the Imola circuit. The third round can be considered one of the highlights of the season, as the team then shares the streets of Monaco with Formula 1. Round 4 will be held at the Paul Ricard circuit, after which the convoy travels further north for round 5, which will be held at Zandvoort on the Dutch coast, the home match for Kas Haverkort. Round 6 takes place at the Hungaroring, followed by round 7 at the famous Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium. Round 8 takes the team to the beautiful Styrian Alps to race at the Red Bull Ring, followed by the penultimate race weekend, held at the Barcelona circuit in Spain. For the season finale, scheduled for the end of October, the team travels again to Italy to strike at the Mugello circuit.

Van Amersfoort Racing is a professional racing team based in the Netherlands. It was founded in 1975 by Frits van Amersfoort. Since then, Van Amersfoort Racing has built up a long tradition of supporting up-and-coming drivers on their way to a higher level. Drivers such as Max and Jos Verstappen, Charles Leclerc, Mick Schumacher, Kevin Magnussen and Giedo van der Garde all raced for the Frits van Amersfoort team of the same name at the start of their careers, before moving on to Formula 1.