King switches to MP Motorsport for 2017
14 February 2017 – Jordan King will make the switch to MP Motorsport for the upcoming GP2 season.
British racer King, who turns 23 later this month, spent the past two seasons with Racing Engineering, taking his first wins in the category last year en route to seventh in the championship standings.
Alongside his GP2 duties, King acted as a development driver for the Manor F1 team, taking part in practice sessions in the United States and Abu Dhabi in 2016, prior to its recent demise.
King appeared for MP during last year's post-season test at the Yas Marina Circuit.
"I've known the team a long time and worked with them straight out of karting, so in a way, it's a bit of a homecoming for me," said King, referring to a stint in Formula Renault 2.0.
"Working with the team at the test was also a key factor in my decision; there is a great working relationship there with everyone always working hard for you, but with a smile on their faces."
Addressing his goals for 2017, he said: "Coming into my third year I've never been in a better place physically and mentally and I'm aiming to improve on my strong season last year."
King will link up with Brazilian youngster Sérgio Sette Câmara (18) at MP.