Lazarus have snapped up Swiss driver Zoel Amberg to drive the #27 entry in this year's GP2 championship. The 22-year-old rookie from Switzerland will be paired up with veteran series driver Nathanael Berthon.

"I'm really happy to join a team like Lazarus," said Amberg after the announcement on Thursday. "Taking part in the GP2 Series is a huge challenge for me. I want to thank everybody who made this possible - I really can't wait to start."

Amberg won't have all that long to wait until he gets a chance to sit in the car, with the next three-day pre-season test session scheduled for April 1-3 at the Sakhir International Circuit in Bahrain.

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Amberg d?buted in the Italian Formula Renault 2.0 and in the World Endurance Championship (WEC) in 2009. The following year he won the Middle European Championship, the former Swiss Formula Renault, with Jenzer Motorsport.

In the following seasons, Amberg has taken part in the Formula Abarth, the European F3 Open Championship, GP3 Series, and the Formula Renault 3.5 Championship.

He took part in the GP2 post-season tests last year at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, and returned to try out with Lazarus at the first pre-season test session at the start of March.

While this year's GP2 season opener in Bahrain on April 18 will mark Amberg's d?but in the feeder series, he will be able to learn from the experience of his tea mate Nathanael Berthon who will be back for his second year at Lazarus and his fourth season in GP2 as a whole.

The completion of the Lazarus driver line-up for 2015 leaves only three teams with race seats open for the forthcoming season.

Currently Daniel de Jong is without a confirmed team mate at MO Motorsport, and likewise Marlon St?ckinger is yet to learn who will be partnering him at Status Grand Prix. In the most recent testing session the spot was taken by Richie Stanaway who raced for Status' GP3 squad in 2014; the 23-year-old Kiwi duly posted the best time of the entire three days but has so far not yet been confirmed with a ride in GP2.

Meanwhile Hilmer Motorsport is yet to announce any drivers for the forthcoming campaign. Last year the team started with a line-up consisting of Daniel Abt and Facu Regalia, but Abt left to compete in Formula E and was replaced for the final race of 2014 by Nicholas Latifi. Regalia's stint was even shorter, with just four race weekends in the car before his spot was taken by Jon Lancaster.