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Guimaraes returns to GP3 with Bamboo for Silverstone test

by Peter Allen

Photo: Drew Gibson/GP3 Media Service

Felipe Guimaraes will return to GP3 on Wednesday when he drives for Bamboo at the final pre-season test at Silverstone.

The Brazilian previously raced in the category’s maiden season in 2010 with the Addax team, finishing 16th overall with one podium. Since then he has been restricted to occasional appearances in South American F3, winning four times from six starts in 2012. At the start of this year, the 22-year-old won the F3 Open Brazil event at Interlagos.

Guimares joins?Carmen Jorda, who is confirmed with Bamboo for the season, and Melville McKee at the team for the Silverstone test, taking the place of Ryan Cullen.

The remaining 26 drivers are as in the previous test at Barcelona. Other than Guimaraes and McKee, the only drivers not confirmed for the season are Conor Daly at ART and the Marussia Manor pair of Tio Ellinas and Nick Cassidy. Daly will return to GP3 action after racing at the GP2 season-opener in Malaysia with Hilmer, after today announcing he will contest the Indy 500 on the same weekend as the GP2 round in Monaco.

ART Grand Prix
1. Conor Daly
2. Facu Regalia
3. Jack Harvey

MW Arden
4. Carlos Sainz Jr
5. Robert Visoiu
6. Daniil Kyvat

7. Luis Sa Silva
8. Nick Yelloly
9. Eric Lichtenstein

Jenzer Motorsport
10. Samin Gomez
11. Patric Niederhauser
12. Alex Fontana

Marussia Manor Racing
14. Tio Ellinas
15. Nick Cassidy
16. Dino Zamparelli

Status Grand Prix
17. Jimmy Eriksson
18. Adderly Fong
19. Josh Webster

Bamboo Engineering?
20. Felipe Guimaraes
21. Melville McKee
22. Carmen Jorda

23. Giovanni Venturini
24. David Fumanelli
25. Emanuele Zonzini

Koiranen GP
26. Patrick Kujala
27. Aaro Vainio
28. Kevin Korjus