Lewis Williamson will complete the 2012 GP3 Series season with Status Grand Prix by remaining with the team for the upcoming races at Spa and Monza.
The Scot returned to GP3 when he was dropped by Red Bull after just three race weekends in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series, racing with Status at Hockenheim and the Hungaroring. He scored a double points finish in the second of those events.
“It’s great for me to get the chance to be back in a car for the last two rounds of the GP3 Series,” he said. “My opportunity with the team only came at the last minute for Germany and Hungary, but by the last race we were really building up and getting back into it.
“I’ve been working with the team through the break – they are a really good bunch of guys who are fun to be with. I’ve already been to Spa this year in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series. It’s a circuit I really like, and I will be pushing to the maximum this weekend and take what comes from that.”
Williamson will once again partner fellow Formula Renault UK graduates Marlon Stockinger and Alice Powell in the team.
“Lewis brought a lot to the team in Germany and Hungary,” said Status GP commercial director Tim Scott. “After getting to know each other and forming the relationships you need to do well, we came away from the second race in Hungary with a promising result.
“We’re all very keen to build on that over the last couple of rounds. We’ve got a good record of winning at Spa and Monza, and we’re looking to continue our strong form at those tracks with Marlon, Alice and Lewis.”
There is one driver change in GP3 for this weekend, with John Wartique returning to the series with Atech CRS GP for his home race having missed the past three rounds.