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Santiago Urrutia secures GP3 move with Koiranen

by Peter Allen
Santiago Urrutia

Photo: Alastair Staley/GP3 Media Service

Santiago Urrutia has clinched a place on the GP3 grid for 2014 with Koiranen GP.

The Uruguayan tested with the Finnish outfit in Abu Dhabi last November after finishing fourth in the F3 Open, claiming two race wins.

2013 was only his second full season racing single-seaters, having previously finished fourth in Formula Abarth in 2012.

“I am so proud to be part of this fantastic team,” said the 17-year-old. “They have had a really good career so I’m looking forward to working with them and learning as much as possible.”

Urrutia joins Jimmy Eriksson as a confirmed 2014 driver for Koiranen. On Wednesday it was?announced that Dean Stoneman and Patrick Kujala had left the team for rivals Marussia Manor.

Koiranen team manager Afa Heikkinen commented: “Santiago is a talented rookie and after the tests we did in Abu Dhabi, I am confident he will be improving quickly. This year will be a learning one and we will go step by step with a common goal we will define together. We will do our best to help him to reach our target.”

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
Carlin Alex Lynn, Emil Bernstorff
Marussia Manor Racing Dean Stoneman, Patrick Kujala, Ryan Cullen
Hilmer Motorsport
Jenzer Motorsport
Trident Roman De Beer, Victor Carbone
Status Grand Prix Nick Yelloly