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Lancaster and Daly secure seats to complete GP2 grid for Bahrain

by Peter Allen
Jon Lancaster

Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Media Service

GP2 organisers have confirmed the drivers that have filled the final seats on the grid for this weekend’s opening round in Bahrain, with Jon Lancaster and Conor Daly securing places with MP Motorsport and Lazarus respectively.

The pair both spent all six days of pre-season testing with their new teams. British racer Lancaster – who won sprint races at Silverstone and the Nurburgring with Hilmer Motorsport in 2013 – joins team mainstay Daniel De Jong at MP, having topped the timesheets on the final day of both the tests in Abu Dhabi and Bahrain respectively.

Daly originally made his GP2 debut at the 2013 season opener in Malaysia, scoring a seventh-place finish for Hilmer, before returning for a third consecutive season in GP3 where he went on to finish third in the standings. He pairs up with Frenchman Nathanael Berthon at Lazarus.

Axcil Jefferies is the other driver to have secured a late deal for Bahrain, announcing earlier this week that he would race for Trident in the opening weekend alongside Johnny Cecotto.

Finalised GP2 line-up for Bahrain
Team Drivers
Russian Time 1. Mitch Evans 2. Artem Markelov
Carlin 3. Felipe Nasr 4. Julian Leal
Racing Engineering 5. Raffaele Marciello 6. Stefano Coletti
DAMS 7. Jolyon Palmer 8. Stephane Richelmi
ART Grand Prix 9. Takuya Izawa 10. Stoffel Vandoorne
Hilmer Motorsport 11. Daniel Abt 12. Facu Regalia
Rapax 14. Adrian Quaife-Hobbs 15. Simon Trummer
Arden International 16. Rene Binder 17. Andre Negrao
Caterham Racing 18. Rio Haryanto 19. Alexander Rossi
MP Motorsport 20. Daniel De Jong 21. Jon Lancaster
Trident Racing 22. Axcil Jefferies 23. Johnny Cecotto
Lazarus 24. Nathanael Berthon 25. Conor Daly
Campos Racing 26. Arthur Pic 27. Kimiya Sato