Ocean Racing Technology drivers Johnny Cecotto Jr and Brendon Hartley have ambitions of a podium finish at the final round of the GP2 Series season at Monza.

Hartley joined the team for the previous races at Spa and promptly scored their first points finish of the year by finishing fifth in the feature race. Cecotto nearly joined him there but lost eighth place when his car lost drive coming out of the final corner. The Venezuelan is full of optimism heading to Monza.

“I really think that we will be able to climb the podium in this extremely competitive championship,” he said. “It would only be fair for the team, which unfortunately has had some bad luck on several occasions. But we have all the qualities we need to make it happen. Having two good races and adding points to our total will be my main objective at Monza.”

Hartley feels he can improve upon the result he gained in his first race with the team in Belgium.

“I am grateful to Ocean Racing Technology for giving me the chance to take part in these two race meetings,” said the Kiwi. “What a great payback it would be to be on the podium at such a prestigious circuit. I finished in 5th place at Spa, and it was just my first race, so our ambition is therefore completely realistic.”