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Eriksson, Jeffri and Buller join GP2 field at first test

by Peter Allen
Jimmy Eriksson

Photo: GP2 Media Service

GP2 pre-season testing gets underway at Barcelona on Wednesday with Jimmy Eriksson, Nabil Jeffri and Will Buller joining 19 signed drivers in action.

Eriksson and Jeffri will line up together at Arden.

Swede Eriksson already tested for the team in December after a three-year stint in GP3, finishing fifth last year. He’s confirmed for all three days of the Barcelona test.

Malaysian driver Jeffri will be driving a GP2 car for the first time, after three seasons in Formula 3 across the German and European series. He tested in GP3 with Koiranen at the end of last year.

Buller will also do his first GP2 test, reuniting with the Carlin team he did a dual campaign of GP3 and F3 with in 2012.

He’s since competed in Formula Renault 3.5 in 2013-14 and Super Formula in 2015, and this week was confirmed to stay in the Japanese series with Kondo Racing for a second season.

At Carlin he joins Marvin Kirchhofer, who revealed earlier on Tuesday that he’ll graduate from GP3 with Carlin, though the team has yet to announce the deal.

Status Grand Prix has yet to name any drivers for the coming season and will sit out the first day of the test, but has travelled to Spain with its cars.

GP2 Barcelona test line-up
eam 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 Gustav Malja 12 Arthur Pic
Trident 14 Philo Paz Armand 15 Luca Ghiotto
Status Grand Prix 16 17
Carlin 18 Will Buller 19 Marvin Kirchhofer
Prema Racing 20 Antonio Giovinazzi 21 Pierre Gasly
MP Motorsport 22 Oliver Rowland 23 Daniel de Jong
Arden International 24 Nabil Jeffri 25 Jimmy Eriksson