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Armand signs up with Trident for maiden GP2 campaign

by Gruz David
2015 GP2 Series Test 3. Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Friday 4 December 2015. Philo Armand (INA, Status Grand Prix). Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service. ref: Digital Image _L0U4261

Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.

Philo Paz Armand will graduate to GP2 to complete Trident’s lineup in the series.

Armand, 19, spent a season in Formula Renault 2.0 NEC and Alps each before moving up to 3.5 for a part-time campaign last year.

He participated in nine races with Pons Racing, scoring one point at Monte Carlo and ending up 26th in the standings.

Armand tested three days with Status but the Indonesian eventually ended up with Trident.

“We are very excited to start this collaboration with Philo and we are confident he will express all his talent thanks to the team?s help,” commented Team Manager Giacomo Ricci.

Trident led former Ferrari junior Raffele Marciello to seventh in the standings last years, while the second seat was shared among four different drivers.

Armand will team up with GP3 runner-up Luca Ghiotto at the team.

GP2 2016 line-up so far
Team Drivers
ART Grand Prix 1 Nobuharu Matsushita 2 Sergey Sirotkin
Racing Engineering 3 Norman Nato 4 Jordan King
DAMS 5 Alex Lynn 6 Nicholas Latifi
Campos Racing 7 Mitch Evans 8 Sean Gelael
Russian Time 9 Raffaele Marciello 10 Artem Markelov
Rapax 11 12 Arthur Pic
Trident 14 ?Philo Paz Armand 15 Luca Ghiotto
Status Grand Prix 16 17
Carlin 18 19
Prema Racing 20 Antonio Giovinazzi 21 Pierre Gasly
MP Motorsport 22 Oliver Rowland 23 Daniel de Jong
Arden International 24 25