Renault Sport F1 development driver Louis Delatraz will be joining Carlin for the closing round of the 2016 GP2 championship this weekend at Abu Dhabi.
Delatraz, who came second to Tom Dillmann in Formula V8 this year after taking nine podiums, will be joined by Sergio Canamasas. This follows his strong Formula Renault 2.0 NEC season last year, when he took nine wins.
“It’s going to be a big challenge at Yas Marina because I have no previous GP2 experience,” said Delatraz. “I’ll be learning a new car, a different kind of tyre, a new track and working with a new team. I’m definitely excited by the opportunity to make my GP2 debut and test myself in a new category. It will be interesting to see what the performance is like in Abu Dhabi.”
Team Principle Trevor Carlin said: “We’re pleased to have Louis on board for the final round of the season at Abu Dhabi. We’ve watched Louis over the course of the season and he has impressed us with his ability to be challenging for the Formula V8 3.5 title in only his rookie season.
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