Super Nova announce new GP2 drivers
Griston-based Super Nova Racing have announced Josef Kr�l and Marcus Ericsson as their new GP2 Main Series drivers.The announcement was made at the annual Autosport racing car show and team principal David Sears took to the main stage at the NEC Arena in Birmingham to chat about the team's driver choice and interview the two young hopefuls.
Griston-based Super Nova Racing have announced Josef Kr�l and Marcus Ericsson as their new GP2 Main Series drivers.
The announcement was made at the annual Autosport racing car show and team principal David Sears took to the main stage at the NEC Arena in Birmingham to chat about the team's driver choice and interview the two young hopefuls.
Sears said: 'Super Nova Racing has changed their policy. Last year we ran two veteran GP2 drivers, but this season we have two very promising rookie drivers.
'GP2 is an established breeding ground for future F1 drivers, and it is great to be able to give these young drivers the opportunity at this high level of racing.'
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Having finished third in the International Formula Masters championship last year with JD Motorsport Team, 19-year-old Czech driver Kr�l has continued to show great potential with Super Nova in the current GP2 Asia Series.
He said: 'We had a really good first round in GP2 Asia, although the cars are quite different to the Main Series. Together with the Main Series test in Paul Ricard, it's all good preparation. My expectations are high.'
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Ericsson endured a season-long battle with Kr�l in the 2007 Formula BMW UK championship. The then 16-year-old driver from Sweden clinched the title by 40 points. Last year, he won the Japanese Formula Three championship and took pole and finished fourth at the Macau Grand Prix, both with team TOM's. Ericsson did the first Asia race with ART but will drive the next round with Super Nova.
'I am really looking forward to taking the step up from F3 to GP2 with Super Nova Racing and cannot wait to get going,' he said.
'I expect it to be a very tough season. GP2 have very limited track time and the cars are blindingly fast so it's a lot to learn in very little time. But I did quite a few miles in GP2 and with the Brawn F1 team in the autumn so I know what's required.'