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Nagulin completes Trident trio for GP3 opener

by Peter Allen
Denis Nagulin

Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service

Trident have confirmed that Denis Nagulin will drive for the team in this weekend’s GP3 season opener in Barcelona.

The Russian driver joined the Italian squad for the pre-season tests in Jerez and Barcelona and will now continue in the third car alongside?Victor Carbone and?Roman de Beer for the first race meeting.

The team have not yet confirmed whether Nagulin will do the entire season.

21-year-old Nagulin moves up to GP3 after two years in the F3 Open with Campos Racing, where he finished 21st and 19th in the standings respectively. His best result was a sixth at Paul Ricard in 2013, which was his only top ten finish last season.

25 drivers are now confirmed for the opening GP3 round, with two vacancies remaining at series newcomers Hilmer alongside Nagulin’s fellow Russian Ivan Taranov. F3 Open race winner Nelson Mason has tested Hilmer’s second car, while the team did not field a third entry in either of the pre-season tests that it took part in. Doing the same this weekend would be in accordance with series rules, which only dictate that teams must run a minimum of two cars.

2014 GP3 Series line-up so far
Team Drivers
ART Grand Prix Alex Fontana, Dino Zamparelli, Marvin Kirchhofer
Arden International Robert Visoiu, Patric Niederhauser, Jann Mardenborough
Koiranen GP Jimmy Eriksson, Santiago Urrutia, Carmen Jorda
Carlin Alex Lynn, Emil Bernstorff, Luis Sa Silva
Marussia Manor Racing Dean Stoneman, Patrick Kujala, Ryan Cullen
Hilmer Motorsport Ivan Taranov
Jenzer Motorsport Pal Varhaug, Matheo Tuscher, Adderly Fong
Trident Roman De Beer, Victor Carbone, Denis Nagulin
Status Grand Prix Nick Yelloly, Alfonso Celis, Richie Stanaway