British driver Nick Yelloly has been announced as the first driver for the Status Grand Prix team for the 2014 GP3 Series season. It will be Yelloly’s third season in the series, having raced in 2011 and 2013 for ATECH CRS GP and Carlin respectively. He raced in the Formula Renault 3.5 series in 2012.
His best results in GP3 to date are a couple of second places for Carlin in Great Britain and Italy in 2013, while he finished seventh in the final standings last season. In Formula Renault 3.5 in 2012, he won two races for Comtec Racing – at Aragon in Spain and at the Nurburgring in Germany – and finished fifth in the championship.
“I’m very happy to be joining Status GP for 2014,” said Yelloly to Autosport. “We have a clear aim to win the championship together.
“I’d like to thank my father David and my manager Mark Blundell for making it happen with Status GP. We’re really looking forward to getting started.”
Status team principal Teddy Yip Jr is delighted to have the British driver on board for 2014. Status had a relatively mediocre season in 2013 and will hope to improve with Yelloly on board this year.
“Nick has been a highly successful driver over the past two seasons, and we know that his experience and leadership as well as speed are important assets for our driver line-up in GP3 this season,” said Yip Jr.
“He is ready to win this championship, and the team has redoubled its efforts this winter to provide Nick and his team-mates with a title-winning platform.”
Yelloly also recently signed a management deal with MB Partners, run by former F1 racer Mark Blundell, which is his first ever manager in his young career.
“Nick is a driver I have monitored for some time and believe he has a huge amount of talent,” said Blundell on his own website, www.markblundellpartners.com. “We look forward to working together to progress his career during 2014 and beyond. The next stage is to focus on the season ahead with the right platform for Nick to showcase his talent.”