Arden Confirm Luiz Razia To Complete Their GP2 Lineup

Luiz Razia - Photo Credit: Glenn Dunbar/GP2 Series Media Service
Razia will hope to win more races with Arden to add to his Asia Series victory from 2009 (above) - Photo Credit: Glenn Dunbar/GP2 Series Media Service

Arden Motorsport have finalised their driver lineup for the 2012 GP2 Series season with the confirmation that Luiz Razia will drive for the team.

22-year-old Brazilian Razia will be contesting his fourth year in GP2, having previously raced for the Coloni, Rapax and AirAsia teams, having also held F1 reserve driver roles with Virgin and Team Lotus. Razia has just one GP2 win to his name, from his maiden season in 2009 with Coloni. Last year he finished 12th in the final standings, with the highlight being a pole position in Hungary.

Razia joins rookie Simon Trummer in Arden's lineup for the coming season. Razia previously raced for the team in the 2008-09 GP2 Asia Series, where he won a race in Bahrain.

“I have won races already with Arden in the past and so there is no need to adapt myself to the team, I know them all already,” he said.

“I'm very pleased to accept their invite to try and give them the results they deserve. I want to thank all the team for their trust in me and I will do my best to make sure we achieve the success that we all want.”

Arden's Julian Rouse added: “Having missed an experienced driver in recent seasons I’m extremely happy that we have signed Luiz to join the Arden team in GP2 this year. He has shown a lot of promise in the GP2 category and having spent some time with him already it is clear that he is very focused, fit and ready to compete at the highest level.

“His technical understanding of the car and the tyres is extremely impressive and this will help to move the program forward quickly. I have every confidence that together we can be right at the front straight away.”