GP2 Series race winner Adrian Quaife-Hobbs has switched to Rapax for his second season in the top Formula One ladder category.
The 23-year-old Briton débuted in the series last year, starting with MP Motorsport, before moving to Hilmer Motorsport midway through the year, taking a Sprint Race victory for the latter at Monza.
In what is looking like GP2’s most competitive season for several years, the pressure will be on Quaife-Hobbs to see just how far he can challenge for the top spots; however the Pembury native believes the ultimate prize is possible.
Quaife-Hobbs said: “I am looking forward to returning this season to fight for the championship. Together with Rapax I feel we can have a winning season. I am looking forward to getting in the car in Abu Dhabi for pre-season testing and working alongside a great team.”
Admittedly, the former T-Cars champion is no stranger to success, having also claimed the Auto GP title in 2012, alongside race victories in the GP3 Series, Eurocup Formula Renault and Renault’s Northern European Cup.
Rapax CEO Andrea Bergamini added, “He is one of the most impressive young drivers of the last season and he will be forming a high-quality couple with Simon [Trummer; teammate]. Adrian can also benefit from the good developmental path he has enjoyed. He […] did well in all the series he entered so far. I expect a top-class mix together with the Italian professionalism of Team Rapax.”