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Niederhauser confirmed to stay at Jenzer for 2013

by Peter Allen

Photo: GP3 Media Service

Patric Niederhauser will remain with Jenzer Motorsport for the 2013 GP3 season, the team has confirmed.

The Swiss driver finished seventh in his rookie GP3 season last year after winning the Itailan Formula Abarth title in 2011. He scored a maiden win from reverse grid pole at Valencia and claimed a second victory in the first race at Hockenheim. He was a master in mixed weather conditions, also picking up podium finishes at Silverstone and the Hungaroring.

Niederhauser will start amongst the favourites for the title in 2013 thanks to his strong performance last year.

“This will not be an easy task,” said Jenzer in its announcement, “because the car, upgraded with a new power unit (400bhp) and with new aerodynamics, is a big new challenge. But the results so far give us hope that our cooperation will again be very successful.”

Niederhauser missed post-season testing with the outgoing model at Jerez and Estoril due to a hand injury. While his place was not taken, Jenzer?s other two cars were piloted by fellow Swiss driver Alex Fontana and female Venezuelan driver Samin Gomez, and the pair are expected to join Niederhauser in the team?s lineup for the coming season.

PaddockScout featured Niderhauser in its 13 drivers to watch in 2013