Racing Engineering has confirmed Gustav Malja as their first driver for the 2017 GP2 Series season, with the Swedish driver switching over from Rapax.
Malja twice finished on the podium in his rookie campaign in 2016, taking a second place finish at Spa-Francorchamps and a third place at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, on his way to thirteenth in the championship standings.
The twenty-one-year-old tested with Racing Engineering in the recent three-day test at the Yas Marina Circuit alongside Louis Delétraz, and now will spend the winter preparing for the new season where he will hope to build on his 2016 performances.
“I’m excited to join Racing Engineering for the 2017 GP2 season,” said Malja. “We began getting to know each other in Abu Dhabi last week, and I immediately felt very much at home.
“It’s a team with a long and successful history in GP2, and I’m convinced it’s the ideal place for my continued development as a driver. I’m also very pleased to have everything in place at such an early stage – it will ease preparations this winter and give us all some peace of mind.
“I’d also like to thank Rapax for a great collaboration this year. I’ve learned a lot and I wish them all the very best for the future.”