Status GP complete GP3 line-up with Sandy Stuvik

Status Grand Prix have completed their GP3 Series driver line-up today with the announcement that 19 year-old Thai driver Sandy Stuvik has joined the team.

Stuvik will join Brit Seb Morris and Swiss-Greek driver Alex Fontana at the Silverstone based team for 2015.

The youngster dominated the 2014 Euroformula Open Championship with 11 wins out of 14 races, beating fellow GP3 rivals Alex Palou and Artur Janosz.

Stuvik, who also finished runner-up in the 2013 European F3 Open Championship with 3 wins and 10 podiums, has said he’s elated to be involved in GP3 this year and hopes he can be competitive as quick as possible.

I’m elated to be racing in the GP3 Series this season with Status GP,” he said.

It’s clear that this is a team that’s going above and beyond to ensure that absolutely every tiny detail is perfect. After their strong season last year in the series I hope I can learn as much as possible about the car and bring myself up to a competitive speed.

Stuvik added: “Learning how to maximize the Pirelli tyre will surely be a priority and I look forward to working with the engineers during the tests to get a better understanding of this. 

To conclude I’m just extremely happy and grateful to be able to race again and this wouldn’t have been possible without the support of Status GP and my sponsors – I hope I can make my country proud and play our National Anthem over a few of the circuits on the calendar this year.

Team Principal Teddy Yip Jr said: “We have known Sandy, his family and his supporters for a number of years and I am extremely pleased that he has put his faith in our experienced team for his rookie GP3 campaign.

Sandy is entering a highly competitive F1 feeder series and it will be a big step. He is no stranger to hard work and we will provide him with all the support and guidance he needs to reach his targets this season.