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Arden opts for Cecotto Jr. for 2013 campaign

"We had the possibility to get to know each other in a test and straight away there was a great feeling between the engineers, mechanics and me," agreed Cecotto Jr.

Arden also spent time during the four days of post-season testing at Barcelona and Jerez trying out GP3 champion Mitch Evans and Auto GP World Series champion Adrian Quaife-Hobbs, as well as Swiss driver Simon Trummer.

The team are yet to announce who will be partnering Cecotto Jr. in the second Arden car in the 2013 season, which begins at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia on March 23.




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Johnny Cecotto (VEN, Barwa Addax Team) in Bahrain. [World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.]
Johnny Cecotto (VEN, Barwa Addax Team) celebrates his victory in the 2012 Monaco feature race on the podium. May 25, 2012. [Photo Credit: Charles Coates/GP2 Media Service.]
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Johnny Cecotto (VEN, Barwa Addax Team) celebrates in Monaco. [Photo Credit: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.]
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Jordan King (GBR, Arden International) during the first day of GP2 testing at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Thursday 27 November 2014. (Photo: Glenn Dunbar/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jordan King (GBR, Arden International) during the first day of GP2 testing at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Thursday 27 November 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Mitch Evans (NZL, Russian Time) during the first day of GP2 testing at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Thursday 27 November 2014. (Photo: Glenn Dunbar/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Alex Lynn (GBR), with Mitch Evans (NZL, Russian Time) during the first day of GP2 testing at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Thursday 27 November 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Patric Niederhauser (SUI, Arden International) at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Sunday 23 November 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Patric Niederhauser (SUI, Arden International) first, Nick Yelloly (GBR, Status Grand Prix) second, Alex Lynn (GBR, Carlin) third in race 2 at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Sunday 23 November 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Nick Yelloly (GBR, Status Grand Prix) and Patric Niederhauser (SUI, Arden International) at the start of race 2 at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Sunday 23 November 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Patric Niederhauser (SUI, Arden International) wins race 2 at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Sunday 23 November 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Patric Niederhauser (SUI, Arden International) in parc ferme after race 2 at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Sunday 23 November 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Patric Niederhauser (SUI, Arden International) celebrates on the podium after winning race 2 at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Sunday 23 November 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix), Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) & Mitch Evans (NZL, RT RUSSIAN TIME) on the podium after the feature race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Saturday 22 November 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Patric Niederhauser (SUI, Arden International) in Parc Ferme after race 2 at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Glenn Dunbar/GP3 Series Media Service.)

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JayC - Unregistered

January 08, 2013 4:18 PM

Cecotto obviously isn't a pay driver in the Serenelli sense.But he's a lucky guy to have had all that Venezuelan business support to allow him to grow into Gp2 over 4 years,when many equally as talented people don't even get 1. From a purely nationalistic point of view,support from British companies seems to very hard to come by -even when the world isn't gripped by recession. Even Calado might be stacking shelves if it wasn't for the admirable Racing Steps Foundation. But very few things in life are fair and equal,so there's absolutely no reason why motor racing should be any different I suppose.



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