Ghiotto joins Markelov at Russian Time
15 February 2017 – Luca Ghiotto will join Artem Markelov at Russian Time for the 2017 GP2 campaign.
Ghiotto made the step up to GP2 with Trident in 2016, after finishing as runner-up to Esteban Ocon in GP3, and placed eighth in the standings, recording his first victory in Malaysia.
Addressing his move, the Italian, who will turn 22 later this month, commented: "Let me firstly thank all at Russian Time for the great opportunity they have offered me.
"Having crossed their cars a few times in 2016, I know how good they are!
"I think that we have great potential to develop together."
Russia's Markelov, 22, has spent the past three seasons in GP2 with Russian Time, taking his maiden win in Monaco last year en route to a personal best classification of 10th.
"We made an important step last year, with a win and a top 10 finish," said Markelov.
"The GP2 Series is highly competitive; I'm looking forward to doing even better in 2017, challenging for more wins and hopefully becoming a consistent front-runner."