Jordan King will contest the 2017 GP2 season with MP Motorsport, after switching from Racing Engineering.
King, who was long tipped to have his F1 debut with Manor before the team went into administration, joins the dutch team which fielded Oliver Rowland last year. However it is somewhat of a return as he also notes how he worked with MP Motorsport in the early days of his karting career.
“I’m really looking forward to racing with MP Motorsport for the 2017 season,” said King. “I’ve known the team a long time and worked with them straight out of karting, so in a way it’s a bit of a homecoming for me. One of the biggest reasons for me to join them was the level of trust that comes with such a longstanding relationship.”
“Our relationship with Jordan extends back to his original move into single seaters from karting,” said MP Motorsport team boss Tony Shaw. “On the two occasions that he’s tested our GP2 car we have been very taken with the professionalism coupled with excellent pace and calm feedback.”
With MP Motorsport also set to be fielding Sergio Sette Camara in 2017, along with DAMS, Racing Engineering and reining champions Prema’s lineup settled, it seems we are awaiting for the full lineup at ART to be announced along with Trident, Campos, Russian Time and Rapax.
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