Aitken joins ART for 2017

2016 GP3 Series Test 5. Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Thursday 1 December 2016.Jack Aitken (GBR, ART Grand Prix) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service. ref: Digital Image _SLB3024

Jack Aitken has joined ART Grand Prix for the 2017 GP3 Series.

This will be the British-Korean driver’s second season in the championship, having made his debut last year with Arden International.

In his debut season Aitken secured one win and six further podiums as well as finishing fifth in the championship overall.

Team Manager, Sebastien Philippe, said: “Jack Aitken has experience of the circuits, the GP3 car and of the management of such a competitive championship.

All these assets will be invaluable for his second year in the series, where his objective will be to follow in Charles Leclerc’s steps and put his name in the hall of fame in the GP3 Series.

In 2016, after a difficult start, he was one of our most fearsome rivals with 7 podiums from the last 9 races. He confirmed his great potential during the tests in Abu Dhabi and his integration into ART Grand Prix was the next logical step in this sequence of very promising events.” 

As well as being confirmed at ART, Aitken confirmed that he will remain as part of the Renault Sport Academy which he joined in 2016.

“Not much needs to be said about ART Grand Prix and their time in GP3, the results are there for everyone to see! Moving up from FR2.0 was a good step last year, but now we have to look at winning and nothing less,” said Aitken,I’m also looking forward to learning as much as possible in a team that has produced many F1 drivers over the years, and continuing my effort to reach the highest level in motorsport. The season can’t start soon enough!”