Norman Nato has moved from Arden International to Racing Engineering for the 2016 GP2 Series Championship. Nato’s move comes after he had experienced a chance in the Racing Engineering machine during the post-season tests at Abu Dhabi towards the end of last year.
“I am really pleased to join Racing Engineering this season for the GP2 Series championship,” said Nato. “It is a very experienced team that has already won the GP2 championship twice. The Abu Dhabi post-season test went well and it was a logical decision to keep working together for the 2016 season.
After a first season to discover and learn about the GP2 series in 2015, my aim is now to be a front runner in every race meeting in order to fight for the title.”
Throughout 2015, the 23-year-old Frenchman was able to score 20 points in total with a best highest finish of sixth position in both Hungary and Monza. Alfonso de Orléans- Borbón, President of Racing Engineering, also commented on the teams latest signing and said: “We are very pleased to announce that Norman Nato has joined us for the 2016 season. After seeing the progression he made during last season, it was discussed that he would be ready to join our team.
Now that it is a reality, we are all working hard to get ready for the first test of the season. We expect Norman to be competitive from the first race of the season since has the talent and the work ethic to step up on the podium from the beginning.”
Racing Engineering raced with Alexander Rossi and Jordan King in 2015 with the team ending their year third in the Constructors Championship whilst Rossi finished second to ART Grand Prix driver Stoffel Vandoorne and had a Formula One experience for five Grand Prix in the latter part of the year.