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Evans eyes GP2

Mitch Evans targets GP2 after winning the 2012 GP3 crown
Mitch Evans has set his sights on a place in GP2 for the 2013 season after wrapping up the GP3 crown on a dramatic final weekend of racing at Monza.

Despite a wretched weekend in Italy, where he suffered his worst meeting of the year and scored just four points, Evans was able to wrap up the title after closest rival Daniel Abt could only finish second in the season finale – when victory would have given him the crown.

Evans, a protégé of Red Bull F1 ace Mark Webber, will now hope to move up to GP2 for the new season with the help of a €200,000 prize fund from Pirelli

"It's a very nice prize from Pirelli, which I'm very grateful for," he said. "It makes the transition to GP2 even more attractive, which I think is the ultimate step for me. This year has been an emotional rollercoaster and my phone has been going crazy since the last race, so we'll be working hard in the off-season to put a GP2 budget together. Right now, I just want to soak it all up and enjoy the next few months before testing starts again!"

Pirelli's racing manager Mario Isola insisted that MW Arden ace Evans had been a worthy winner of the GP3 crown.

"Evans consistently showed that he had everything it took to succeed by leading the championship for most of the year and qualifying strongly, and that is why we are absolutely delighted to offer him this important 200,000 Euro prize towards next year's GP2 season," he said. "This award helps to extend our ladder of talent, which is designed to take the most skilled young drivers all the way to Formula One using our tyres."


Tagged as: GP3 , Pirelli , Arden , Mitch Evans

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Dean Stoneman (GBR, Marussia Manor Racing) celebrates in Parc Ferme after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Dean Stoneman (GBR, Marussia Manor Racing) heads to the podium after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Dean Stoneman (GBR, Marussia Manor Racing) on the podium after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Dean Stoneman (GBR, Marussia Manor Racing) on the podium after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Dean Stoneman (GBR, Marussia Manor Racing), Alex Lynn (GBR, Carlin), and Marvin Kirchhofer (GER, ART Grand Prix) on the podium after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jimmy Eriksson (SWE, Koiranen GP) during practice at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. 6th September. Friday 5 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jimmy Eriksson (SWE, Koiranen GP) during practice at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. 6th September. Friday 5 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jimmy Eriksson (SWE, Koiranen GP), Dino Zamparelli (GBR, ART Grand Prix) & Marvin Kirchhofer (GER, ART Grand Prix) celebrate after race 1 at the  Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Saturday 6 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jimmy Eriksson (SWE, Koiranen GP) celebrates after race 1 at the  Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Saturday 6 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jimmy Eriksson (SWE, Koiranen GP) is sprayed with champagne after race 1 at the  Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Saturday 6 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix), Arthur Pic (FRA, Campos Racing) & Mitch Evans (NZL, RT RUSSIAN TIME) on the podium at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Saturday 6 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jimmy Eriksson (SWE, Koiranen GP) in action during practice at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Friday 5 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jimmy Eriksson (SWE, Koiranen GP) in action during practice at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Friday 5 September 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jimmy Eriksson (SWE, Koiranen GP) wins pole at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Saturday 6 September 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Kevin Ceccon (ITA, Jenzer Motorsport) during practice at Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. 6th September. Friday 5 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Alex Lynn (GBR, Carlin) celebrates his win on the podium with Richie Stanaway (NZL, Status Grand Prix) at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 24 August 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Alex Lynn (GBR, Carlin), takes the chequered flag at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 24 August 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)

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Josh - Unregistered

September 13, 2012 10:57 AM

@Dylan- You think these lads have the luxury of choice? Get real mate, they do what they have to. Give any one of them the cash they need to go straight to F1 and they'll do it, got to grasp your opportunities when they come, sponsors won't stick with you for several years in lower formula.



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