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Hilmer duo completes Malaysia driver line-up

Varhaug, 22, competed in the 2011 GP2 Series with the DAMS team putting him alongside that year's championship winning driver Romain Grosjean, who subsequently got the nod to move back up to F1 with the Lotus team on the back of his feeder series success. The Norwegian has also spent seasons competing in Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and International Formula Master, and in 2008 he clinched the Italian Formula Renault 2.0 championship with Jenzer Motorsport. He stayed with that team for a year in GP3 in 2010.

The signing of Varhaug and Daly by Hilmer Motorsport completes the full 26-driver line-up for this weekend's season opener, with under 24 hours to go before the cars head out on track for the first official practice season of 2013.

As well as Hilmer and MP Motorsport, a third new team will be on the grid at Sepang after Russian Time bought up the GP2 assets of iSport International earlier in March. That team had already completed its driver line-up for 2013 earlier this week with the announcement that Britain's Sam Bird will be racing alongside Tom Dillmann

Round 1 timetable

Practice: Friday, March 22 - 11.55am (3:55GMT)
Qualifying: Friday, March 22 - 3.55pm (7:55GMT)
Feature Race 1: Saturday, March 23, 11.15am (3:15GMT)
Sprint Race 2: Sunday March 24, 12.15pm (4:15GMT)

2013 confirmed driver line-up

DAMS - Marcus Ericsson, Stéphane Richelmi
ART GP (formerly Lotus GP) - James Calado, Daniel Abt
Arden - Johnny Cecotto Jr., Mitch Evans
Racing Engineering - Julian Leal, Fabio Leimer
Carlin - Felipe Nasr, Jolyon Palmer
Russian Time - Sam Bird, Tom Dillmann
Caterham Racing - Ma Qing Hua, Sergio Canamasas
Barwa Addx - Jake Rosenzweig, Rio Haryanto
Rapax - Stefano Coletti, Simon Trummer
Trident Racing - Nathanaël Berthon, Kevin Ceccon
Hilmer Motorport - Pal Varhaug, Conor Daly
Venezuela GP Lazarus - Rene Binder, Kevin Giovesi
MP Motorsport - Adrian Quaife-Hobbs, Daniël de Jong


Related Pictures

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Conor Daly (USA, Lotus GP) in Monza - September 2012 (World Copyright: Daniel Kalisz/LAT Photographic)
Conor Daly (USA, Lotus GP) during GP3 qualifying at Monza - September 2012. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic)
Pal Varhaug (NOR, Hilmer Motorsport) during GP2 testing at Jerez - February 2013. (Photo Credit: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Pal Varhaug (NOR, Hilmer Motorsport) during the third day of pre-season testing at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. Thursday 7th March. (Photo Credit: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Pal Varhaug (NOR, iSport International) during GP2 testing at Barcelona - October 2012. (Photo: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Conor Daly (USA) during GP3 testing - March 2013. (Photo Credit: Malcolm Griffiths/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.)
Daniel Abt (GER, Hilmer Motorsport), leads Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS), Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin) & Artem Markelov (RUS, RT RUSSIAN TIME) at the start at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 24 August 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jon Lancaster (GBR) Hilmer Motorsport
Jon Lancaster (GBR) Hilmer Motorsport
Jon Lancaster (GBR) Hilmer Motorsport
Jon Lancaster (GBR) Hilmer Motorsport
Jon Lancaster (GBR) Hilmer Motorsport
Jon Lancaster (GBR) Hilmer Motorsport
Jon Lancaster (GBR) Hilmer Motorsport
Jon Lancaster (GBR) Hilmer Motorsport
Jon Lancaster (GBR) Hilmer Motorsport
Daniel de Jong (NED) MP Motorsport

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