Jordan King graduates to GP2 with Racing Engineering for 2015
Briton steps up from FIA Formula 3 European Championship
By Sky Sports Online
Last Updated: 04/02/15 4:14pm
Jordan King will graduate to the Formula 1-supporting GP2 Series this year, after agreeing terms to compete for multiple race and title-winning outfit Racing Engineering during the next phase of his career.
King steps up to the grand prix feeder series after two years in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship, in which he finished seventh overall, accruing seven podium finishes along the way.
The Warwickshire driver subsequently found himself facing a choice between GP2 and Formula Renault 3.5 for 2015, and it was the fine recent record of Racing Engineering that swayed his decision.
“We talked to a few different teams, and it was a tough decision to make,” King said. “There were a lot of factors to take into consideration and I did a lot of research and thinking before reaching a conclusion.
“As a rookie entering a new championship, it’s very important to go with an established and experienced team – and Racing Engineering ticks all the boxes.
"They have a tremendous amount of knowledge and expertise and all the necessary resources at their disposal, and they understand how to get the best out of young drivers – which is just what I need at such a crucial stage of my career.
“They clearly have exceptional credentials and a winning pedigree. It’s an ultra-professional team whose sole focus is on GP2, whereas a lot of other teams compete in several different championships – and in my view, this single-minded approach can only be beneficial."
Racing Engineering President Alfonso de Orléans Borbon said: “We are delighted that Jordan will be joining us in 2015.
"We have been following his career path for some time now, and what really convinced us was his professional approach to racing, both on and off the track. I have rarely seen a driver so determined and hard-working to make his dream to get to F1 come true.
“This year will be Jordan’s rookie season in GP2, and though there are many things to learn before the first race in Bahrain, we have high hopes he will advance rapidly. We are sure it will be a pleasure to work with such a professional, mature and dedicated driver.”