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Tuscher to do Barcelona GP3 test with Jenzer

by Peter Allen
Matheo Tuscher

Photo: Daniel Kalisz/GP3 Media Service

2012 Formula Two runner-up Matheo Tuscher will take part in this week’s final GP3 pre-season at Barcelona with Jenzer Motorsport.

Tuscher, now 17, spent much of last year on the sidelines except for a single appearance in Formula Renault 3.5 at Motorland Aragon. At the start of this year he has been testing in Formula Renault 2.0 with the China BRT by JCS team.

He previously tested in GP3 with Jenzer at the start of 2012 before racing in F2. He had won the Formula Pilota China series with Jenzer aged 14 in 2011.

Tuscher is the only change to the GP3 field from last week’s Jerez test, replacing Christopher Hoher at Jenzer alongside ex-GP2 racer Pal Varhaug and China’s Adderly Fong. The Swiss team is the only one not to have yet named a driver for the coming season.

Newcomers Hilmer Motorsport will again only run two cars for signed driver?Ivan Taranov as well as?Nelson Mason. 19 of the available 27 seats have been filled for the 2014 season, with ART, Arden, Carlin and Marussia Manor all having confirmed three-car line-ups.

At the other teams with vacant seats, single-seater returnee Richie Stanaway continues to test for Status alongside Nick Yelloly and Alfonso Celis, Denis Nagulin remains with Trident with Roman de Beer?and Victor Carbone while Carmen Jorda stays in Koiranen’s third seat alongside Jimmy Eriksson and Santiago Urrutia.

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, Nelson Mason
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