Daly dropped by Lazarus ahead of Monza
2 September 2014 – Conor Daly has been dropped by the Lazarus team ahead of this weekend's GP2 round at Monza.
Daly, 22, represented the outfit throughout pre-season testing and was handed a drive for the opening event in Bahrain, before being confirmed for what was set to be his first full campaign in the Formula 1 feeder category.
However, after competing in eight rounds, he says a lack of funding has forced the squad to look elsewhere.
"I'm naturally disappointed, but thankful for the opportunity that Venezuela GP Lazarus provided me this season," said a philosophical Daly. "Lazarus is a great team of people who race because of their love of the sport."
Describing his time in Europe as "an invaluable experience", Daly hinted that he could look towards a return to America and the IndyCar Series next year, having attended the season finale at Fontana last weekend.
"I want to be a professional race car driver and be in a position to take advantage of any opportunity that might come my way," added Daly, who contested last year's Indianapolis 500 and previously raced in Indy Lights.
Lazarus has not yet announced who will be replacing Daly for the Monza weekend and beyond.