Rene Binder says he is delighted to be joining Raffaele Marciello at Trident Racing for the 2015 GP2 Series campaign.
The 23 year-old Austrian will compete in his third full season in GP2 with the Italian team after racing for Lazarus and Arden International.
The youngster, who has yet to score a win or a podium in GP2 and could only manage two points-scoring finishes in 2014, said he is however excited about the prospect of testing himself against the highly rated Marciello.
“I’m delighted to be part of the Trident GP2 team together with Raffaele Marciello, who is one of the world’s quickest young drivers,” said Binder.
“I merged with the team straight away and that was clearly demonstrated by the laptimes logged during the year-end test at Yas Marina.
“We have been off to a flying start together, but we are also aware of the hard challenges we will be facing. Anyway, I’m honoured for having been chosen by the team and I will try to reward their trust as hard as I can.”
Team principal Maurizio Salvadori said he is very happy with his driver line-up and expects great results.
“I’m very satisfied with the team we have been able to put together for this season,” said Salvadori. “Our goal will be to stay at the front of the field and both our drivers have what it takes to help achieve great results.”
Speaking about why he decided to appoint Binder, Salvadori described the Austrian’s laptimes as ‘interesting’.
“We met Rene at the end of the 2014 season and we appreciated the efficiency of his driving style, which is clean and aggressive. The laptimes set were extremely interesting.”