Marussia Manor Racing Team Completed By Ryan Cullen

Cullen tested for Bamboo Engineering earlier in the year (Photo Credit: Malcolm Griffiths/GP3 Series Media Service)

The 2013 Marussia Manor Racing GP3 squad is now complete. Joining Dino Zamparelli and Tio Ellinas will be Irish-Cypriot, Ryan Cullen.

Cullen in response to his announcement explained: “Lining up on the grid in Spain next weekend will be a dream come true for me, but I am well aware that there is a lot of hard work ahead as I play catch-up with my new team-mates, Tio and Dino. There is a lot I can learn from them as I get up to speed and this is a fantastically supportive team, so I’m in the best possible hands to make my GP3 debut.”

John Booth, Marussia F1 Team Principal and head of the Marussia Young Driver Programme, added: “Whilst our focus on the Marussia F1 Team’s ambitions in the Formula 1 World Championship is all-consuming, our involvement in the junior categories is a vital component of our racing programme. We are therefore very excited to see our 2013 GP3 Series challenge get underway next week in Spain and we will be keeping a close eye on our young drivers from the pit wall. We are particularly pleased to see Tio Ellinas back with us for a second successive season and eager to see what Dino and Ryan can achieve as they make their GP3 debuts.”