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Ocean reveals 2010 GP2 pairing

Ocean Racing Technology announces the signing of Fabio Leimer and Max Chilton for the 2010 GP2 season
Ocean Racing Technology has announced the signing of Fabio Leimer and Max Chilton for the 2010 GP2 Series season.

Leimer raced for the team during the opening round of the current Asia Series season in Abu Dhabi and will move into GP2 full-time next year having secured the Formula Master title in 2009.

"I am just delighted,” he said. “Since my aim is to race in the GP2 Series, I am determined to do so with one of the best teams. Ocean Racing Technology actually has excellent engineers with a very professional structure and in my opinion it is important to run with such a team.

“Despite the fact it will be my first season in the series, I think I can find a good pace. I need to be consistent, to do good races, to aim for the podium and why not a win."

British racer Chilton moves into GP2 from the British F3 International Series and also contested the opening round of the Asia Series with rival outfit Barwa Addax.

"I am happy to join forces with Ocean Racing Technology,” he said, “this is fantastic! It is a great team and its approach is smart. The structure is really professional and the engineering crew gives all the guarantees the team needs.

“As for me, it is a big step coming from F3 but I'm motivated. I hope to quickly secure some good results and I know Ocean Racing Technology is the team with which I can do so."

Team co-owner Tiago Monteiro, who announced yesterday [Monday] that he will mentor young Portuguese driver Antonio Felix da Costa in 2010, said he was pleased to secure the services of the rookie pair for next season.

"Rookies are always motivated because they want to progress and they always give their best with no motivation breakdown,” he said. “It is not always true with experienced drivers. Fabio and Max have an excellent attitude on track, with their technical approach, but they also communicate really well with the team. They know our goals are ambitious but they have the qualities to make them happen. I am confident of getting good results quickly."



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James Calado (GBR , ART Grand Prix) celebrates his victory with Dani Clos (ESP, MP Motorsport) and Fabio Leimer (SUI, Racing Engineering) after the sprint race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Sunday November 3 2013. (Photo Credit: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.)
James Calado (GBR , ART Grand Prix) celebrates his victory on the podium with Dani Clos (ESP, MP Motorsport) and Fabio Leimer (SUI, Racing Engineering) after the sprint race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Sunday November 3 2013. (Photo Credit: Andrew Ferraro/GP2 Media Service.)
Fabio Leimer (SUI, Racing Engineering) celebrates becoming the 2013 GP2 Champion at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Sunday, November 3 2013. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic.)
Fabio Leimer (SUI, Racing Engineering) celebrates becoming the 2013 GP2 Champion at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Sunday, November 3 2013. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic.)
Fabio Leimer (SUI, Racing Engineering) and Daniil Kvyat (RUS, MW Arden) celebrate winning the  2013 GP2 and GP3 series championships respectively at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on November 3 2013. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic.)
Fabio Leimer (SUI, Racing Engineering) celebrates becoming the 2013 GP2 Champion following the conclusion of the feature race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Saturday, November 2 2013. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Fabio Leimer (SUI, Racing Engineering) celebrates becoming the 2013 GP2 Champion following the conclusion of the feature race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Saturday, November 2 2013. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Fabio Leimer (SUI, Racing Engineering) celebrates becoming the 2013 GP2 Champion following the conclusion of the feature race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Saturday, November 2 2013. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Fabio Leimer (SUI, Racing Engineering) celebrates becoming the 2013 GP2 Champion following the conclusion of the feature race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Saturday, November 2 2013. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Fabio Leimer (SUI, Racing Engineering) celebrates becoming the 2013 GP2 Champion following the conclusion of the feature race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Saturday, November 2 2013. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Fabio Leimer (SUI, Racing Engineering) celebrates becoming the 2013 GP2 Champion following the conclusion of the feature race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Saturday, November 2 2013. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Fabio Leimer (SUI, Racing Engineering) celebrates becoming the 2013 GP2 Champion following the conclusion of the feature race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Saturday, November 2 2013. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Fabio Leimer (SUI, Racing Engineering) celebrates becoming the 2013 GP2 Champion following the conclusion of the feature race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Saturday, November 2 2013. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Fabio Leimer (SUI, Racing Engineering) during practice for the final round of the 2013 season at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Friday November 1 2013. (Photo Credit: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Media Service.)
Fabio Leimer (SUI, Racing Engineering) and Sam Bird (GBR, Russian Time) vie for the 2013 GP2 Series championship title. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Fabio Leimer (SUI, Racing Engineering) and Sam Bird (GBR, Russian Time) vie for the 2013 GP2 Series championship title. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Robert Cregan (IRL) at Monza in 2012 while competing with Ocean Racing Technology. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic)

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Alex. - Unregistered

December 17, 2009 8:50 AM

You seem to be suggesting that Mr.Chilton Senior cannot spend his money as he sees fit.I am sure the various teams his sons have raced for were more than happy to take his money,I am sure the employees of those teams were happy with their pay cheques and if you care to look at the race records of the two they are not so shabby as to warrant a snide comment unlike many other guys with rich dads.Jealousy is a miserable condition!



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