Super Nova replaced by Lazarus in GP2
18 February 2012 – Venezuela GP Lazarus will participate in the GP2 Championship, replacing previous entrants Super Nova Racing. The team which was founded by Tancredi Pagiaro in 2009 will participate for at least the next two campaigns.
“We are pleased to welcome Venezuela GP Lazarus to GP2 Series," commented series CEO Bruno Michel. "They are a great addition to our competitive field of thirteen teams. Tancredi Pagiaro and most of his staff have been involved in GP2 in the past years and I am sure they will be able to be on pace very quickly.”
Team Principal Tancredi Pagiaro spoke about the new deal and what it meant for his team, saying: "We are very excited to be part of GP2 and I would like to thank the organisers for giving us this entry. This Series is the most prestigious and competitive category after F1.
"I am proud that we have reached such an important agreement with the Venezuelan sponsors. With their help, we have been able to enter the prestigious GP2 Series. We know this will be a big challenge but we are ready for it and cannot wait to get started.”
The squad, now part of a 13-team GP2 field, will run for the first time during pre-season testing in Jerez, beginning on the 28 February. The season will commence at Sepang on the 24 March.