Status Grand Prix announce GP3 departure

Participants of GP3 since the inaugural season in 2010, Status Grand Prix, have revealed that they will not be renewing their entry to the series for the 2016 as they look to focus their efforts on their GP2 campaign.

Team Principal Teddy Yip Jr announced “Status Grand Prix has not renewed entry into the GP3 Series from 2016 onwards in order to maximise focus on our GP2 campaign.

“Having finished second in the team championship in the inaugural GP3 Series we have enjoyed six successful years in the category collecting nine race wins, 26 podium finishes and vying for numerous team and driver titles.”

This season the team have been running three drivers – Alex Fontana, Sandy Stuvik and Seb Morris who currently occupy fifteenth, sixteenth and seventeenth in the GP3 championship.

Despite their current form in GP3 they have produced some big name drivers in their five seasons, “We are very proud to have given opportunities and achieved success with drivers such as Robert Wickens, Antonio Felix da Costa, Alexander Sims and our current GP2 race winner, Richie Stanaway.” added Yip Jr.

Status GP’s most successful season came in 2010 when Robert Wickens took second in the championship along with Daniel Morad and Ivan Lukashevich helping the team secure second place in the standings.

“We now look forward to finishing the 2015 GP2 and GP3 seasons on a high before mounting a robust GP2 title campaign in 2016.” Yip Jr said as he ended his statement.