Status explains departure from GP3
2 October 2015 – Status Grand Prix has explained its departure from the GP3 Series, saying that it is switching its attention to achieving success in the GP2 Series.
Status has been present in GP3 since the championship's creation, finishing second in the inaugural campaign and last year placing third in the teams' standings.
However, Status will not be present in next year's series, having opted to focus its efforts on GP2, which it joined this year after taking over the entry previously occupied by Caterham.
"Status has not renewed entry into the GP3 Series from 2016 onwards in order to maximise focus on our GP2 campaign," said Team Principal Teddy Yip Jr.
"Having finished second in the team championship in the inaugural GP3 Series we have enjoyed six successful years in the category collecting nine race wins, 26 podium finishes and vying for numerous team and driver titles.
"We now look forward to finishing the 2015 GP2 and GP3 seasons on a high before mounting a robust GP2 title campaign in 2016."