Campos Racing has announced that French driver Arthur Pic will be staying with the team for a second season in GP2 in 2015, with a shot at the championship firmly in his sights.

The 23-year-old younger brother of former GP2 and F1 driver Charles Pic has already successfully claimed his maiden win in the feeder series with victory in the feature race in Hungary over the summer, and followed that up with a strong run to second place at Monza to add to a further ten points-paying finishes over the course of the year.

Pic is currently in seventh place in the drivers championship, and in his first season in the championship has contributed a total of 110 of the 114 points to the total accrued by Campos in the team standings heading into the final race of the 2014 season next weekend at Abu Dhabi.

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"I am delighted to be extending my partnership with Campos Racing into next season," said Pic. "We have taken tremendous strides together in 2014, which is particularly encouraging given that I am a GP2 rookie and they are returning to the championship."

"I am extremely happy to confirm that Arthur will continue with our team in 2015," commented team principal Adrian Campos. "His work this season has been incredibly good; he never gives up and his results have not gone unnoticed.

"We're sure he will be fighting for the title and we will support him fully in doing so," Campos added. "It is a pleasure to work with such a fast, mature and professional driver."

Pic said that it was the "excellent relationship" that he had built up with Campos and the whole organisation that had made it an easy decision to stay with the team for a sophomore season.

"There is a mutual desire to succeed which made it natural to stay together for a second season," he explained. "It is now up to us to carry our momentum into the winter and ensure we are in the title hunt next year."

Pic will finish off the current season next week at Abu Dhabi and then take part in the traditional GP2 test at Yas Marina scheduled for November 27-29.

"Before focussing on 2015 we will look to end this year on a high," said Pic. "The track is quite demanding, especially as all three sectors are different from one another. The first is all about fast, sweeping turns, while the second features heavy braking zones.

"Last but not least, the final sector is very technical with second and third-gear corners. The key is to find the right tempo, which can be tricky," he admitted.

"Having started second on the grid in the past two feature races I'd really like to take my first GP2 pole and add another top-three result," Pic added. "I am confident the work we have done at the factory in recent weeks will bear fruit."