GP2 Series race winner Nathanael Berthon has been retained by Italian outfit Team Lazarus for a second year.
The Frenchman will be competing in his fourth season in GP2. Berthon debuted in 2012 with Racing Engineering before moving to Trident Racing in 2013.
It was at Trident where he claimed his only GP2 victory to date in the Hungary Sprint race. Berthon has also amassed three podiums in GP2 and numerous points finishes.
The 25 year-old joined the Italian team last year where he finished 20th in the drivers’ championship with 17 points.
After some good points finishes, Berthon was pleased with how the team improved throughout 2014 and is aiming for podiums in 2015.
“I am very pleased to be back in the Lazarus family,” said the Frenchman.
“Thanks to them, I can race again in GP2. I would like also to say that I am very confident, because i know how the performance has been through the entire 2014 season.
“We became better and better throughout the entire previous year. We’re starting now with a good base and much more experience than in 2014.
“I will do my best to make the Lazarus colours shine on podiums through 2015.”
Team Principal Tancredi Pagiaro echoed the words of Berthon by praising the teams improved form in 2014.
“We improved throughout the season and we’re proud to have Nathanael back with us again,” said Pagiaro.
“We want to thank all our sponsors – who supported us also in difficult times in the past – for them trusting in us regarding the 2015 season.”
Pagiaro also believe continuity with drivers is the key to improvement.
“In such a competitive Championship – with the few days of winter tests and the impossibility to have further tests on track during the season, we understood the difficulties of developing a car around the needs of the driver: this is why we chose continuity.“