Albon graduates to GP2 with ART GP
22 February 2017 – Alexander Albon will make the step up to GP2 with ART Grand Prix in 2017.
English-born Thai racer Albon, 20, finished runner-up to ART team-mate Charles Leclerc in GP3 last year, taking four wins and three further podiums.
Albon, who topped a day of 2016's post-season test at Abu Dhabi's Yas Marina Circuit, completes ART's GP2 line-up, joining Honda-backed Nobuharu Matsushita.
"I am really excited to be working with ART Grand Prix for a second year," said Albon.
"I learnt a huge amount last year and we have become one big close family.
"Moving up to the GP2 series is an important step in anyone's career and I am extremely fortunate to be with a top team who already understand me.
"There's a lot to learn coming from GP3, and the experience and method of working at ART Grand Prix is the reason they have won so many titles.
"I look forward to the new challenge and cannot wait for the season to begin!"
Leclerc will arrive in GP2 with Prema, alongside Antonio Fuoco.
See also: 2017 GP2 grid so far