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Britain's James Calado will remain with Lotus GP for the 2013 GP2 season, signing an extension to his contract with the team. The 23-year-old, who secured two wins and five further podiums in 2012, is thrilled to be continuing in the feeder series.
"I am absolutely delighted to receive the ongoing backing from the (Racing Steps Foundation) RSF that enables me to take part in this incredibly competitive championship again and even more so to do it with Lotus GP again," said Calado.
"I feel privileged to be a part of this project and to have the support of great partners without whom none of this would be possible. In terms of speed, we showed in 2012 that we were right up there with pole positions and a couple of wins.
"Now I know the car, the tyres, and the team I'm expecting to be fast and to win as many races as possible. I'm looking forward to 2013 and I hope I'll improve after such a good year in 2012."
Calado's 2012 team-mate, Esteban Gutiérrez, steps up to Formula 1 with Sauber next year, with the pair separated by just 16 points at the end of the season gone by.
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|1 May||Calado joins forces with Nicolas Todt|
|24 Mar||Calado penalised for causing crash|
|19 Dec '12||Abt graduates to GP2 with Lotus GP|
|11 Dec '12||Lotus GP retains Calado for 2013 campaign|
|22 Oct '12||Pirelli awards Gutiérrez with tyre management award|
|24 Mar||Video: Calado crashes in Sprint Race|
|6 Mar||Calado quickest as Barcelona test continues|
|28 Feb||Calado quickest as Jerez test concludes|
|22 Jul '12||Calado enjoys comfortable victory at Hockenheim|
|22 Jun '12||Calado claims GP2 pole in Valencia|
|24 May||Cecotto Jr. suspended from Sprint Race|
|24 May||Latest GP2 photos: Friday in Monaco|
|24 May||Bird avoids drama to win opening race|
|24 May||Video: First corner pile-up in Feature Race|
|24 May||GP2 race halted after first corner pile-up|
|More James Calado photos|