Alex Fontana has joined Status Grand Prix for the upcoming GP3 series and says he has his eyes on the drivers' title.

2015 marks the third full season the 22-year-old will compete in the Formula 1 feeder series and has notched up three podium finishes in that time. The Swiss driver believes Status Grand Prix, who finished third in the teams' standing last year, will provide him with a strong package to challenge at the sharp end of the GP3 grid.

"I needed a team where I could put all my experience to good use and have a nice environment to work in," Fontana said. "For three years I've always seen with respect the men in black and green, with admiration for the cars of the same colours. I have learnt a lot and I'm ready to give my best to work and have a nice progression throughout the year.

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"In the previous seasons I've already shown I can be fast, but in GP3 this is not enough. The level is very high, track time is not much, and you have to give 110% from the first lap.

"This year, I won't speak about reaching the top five, the podium or the title. This year I'm going to give everything I can to the team and work together in the best way, confident that we will reach what we deserve. GP3 is all about consistency and team work, that's why my choice was Status Grand Prix."

Team principal Teddy Yip says he is delighted to secure Fontana and has been thoroughly impressed by the young driver.

"Alex joins us with a wealth of GP3 experience and determination to deliver results. We were immediately impressed by his positivity and tenacious approach to his racing career," Yip added. "In a difficult economic climate, Alex has amassed over 60 sponsors to support him. This determination and strength of character is inspiring and we look forward to helping him reach his full potential on track this season."

Fontana's becomes Status Grand Prix's first confirmed driver for 2015 in the series and will make his debut outing with the team at the official pre-season test in Estoril on the 18-19 March. The GP3 season commences in Barcelona on the 8-10 May.