Oliver Rowland Returns to GP2 with Status


Oliver Rowland will return to the GP2 Series with Status Grand Prix for the final two race weekends of the 2015 season.

Rowland clinched the Formula Renault 3.5 title and also raced in the GP2 series with MP Motorsport at Silverstone and Spa-Francorchamps earlier this year, and is not a stranger to the expectations and demands of the series.

Speaking ahead of his Status Grand Prix debut, Rowland said: “The Racing Steps Foundation felt that driving for Status offered me a good opportunity to gain valuable experience at tracks that I’ve not raced on previously.

“Needless to say, I’m delighted to be back racing in the series again. The car suits my style of driving, so hopefully I can give a good account of myself. As always the target at both rounds will be podium finishes. Naturally, if I could add to the team’s wins at Monaco and Sochi, I’d be over the moon.

Also commenting on Rowland joining the team was Teddy Yip Jnr: “We’re delighted to welcome Oliver to our GP2 team and it’s clear that he has a very bright future in our sport.

“Oliver is a world-class driver with a Formula 1 career beckoning. It won’t be an easy task competing against so many experienced GP2 drivers but we have full confidence in his driving ability and commitment to the programme.

Rowland, a Racing Steps Foundation backed driver, will replace one of the team’s regular drivers in the line-up, with the team yet to announce whether Marlon Stöckinger or two-time race winner in 2015 Richie Stanaway will make way.

Providing talented drivers with a platform to shine is incredibly important to me and having achieved two race victories in our maiden GP2 season with Richie Stanaway, we can be proud of our achievements to date.” Continued Yip Jnr.

The next race will take place at the Bahrain International Circuit November 19-21.