Sean Gelael will race with Carlin for four of the remaining five rounds of the 2015 GP2 Series championship.
The Indonesian driver, who is also competing in the Formula Renault 3.5, will make his GP2 debut in Hungary and will then go onto race in Spa-Francorchamps, Sochi and Abu Dhabi. With the FR3.5 making its return to Silverstone, Gelael will miss the race in Monza at the start of September in order to race in the FR3.5 series due to a clash between the two races.
“Its’ a great championship that makes great drivers. The opportunity came up at Carlin and it was a good fit, I just want to try and learn as much as possible and it will be good to get experience of the Pirelli tyres,” said the 18-year-old.
“I’m not quite sure what I’m doing yet next year so using this as a building year. To be able to do these GP2 races with Carlin who we have great chemistry with and a great history with makes sense. I’m just really happy to have the opportunity,” Gelael continued.
Gelael will drive alongside experienced GP2 driver Julian Leal, who is currently in his second season with the Carlin team.
“I’ve done my seat fit and the car feels really comfortable; my feet don’t hit the chassis or anything so I’m just really excited about Budapest.”