Formula Renault 3.5 Series veteran Arthur Pic is to switch to the GP2 Series with Campos Racing this year.
Pic – the younger brother of Formula One racer Charles – moves to the Spanish squad following a three-season spell in the top Renault category, during which he picked up one win and two other podiums.
It is an intriguing move for Pic, as he transfers to a team returning to the GP2 Series for the first time since 2008.
According to Campos Racing CEO, Adrián Campos, announced delight with his team’s first signing, commenting that, “I’m very satisfied to have signed Arthur for our return in GP2 Series this season. We followed him closely in the past and his future looks brilliant. I am sure that he will bring us great joy in terms of competitiveness. We are also working to make him feel immediately at home”.
Last season proved a difficult prospect for the 22-year-old. Moving to AV Formula failed to bring a significant upturn in results, following a reasonably successful 2012 campaign with DAMS.
Pic becomes the sixth driver to confirm a GP2 seat, following the recent announcements of René Binder (Arden International), Jolyon Palmer and Stéphane Richelmi (both DAMS), Daniel Abt (Hilmer) and Simon Trummer (Rapax).