Jordan King says he only has eyes on challenging for the GP2 Series championship this year after remaining with Racing Engineering for 2016.
The British 21-year-old, who is also Manor F1's development driver, enjoyed a solid rookie campaign in GP2 last year but struggled to consistently finish in the points and ended the season 12th in the drivers' championship, despite the highlight of finishing runner-up in the sprint race at Spa.
King, son of former Sainsbury's CEO Justin King, says his decision to stay with Spanish squad Racing Engineering became a straightforward one after gelling well in 2015 and is targeting the GP2 championship title to provide him with the best opportunity to break into F1.
"I finished the year on a high after just winning the FIA institute and performing well on the last couple of weekends I went into the end of year testing with Racing Engineering confident and it gave us a lot of time to run through everything we needed to,” King said. “So for that reason it felt right to stay with the team as I have built up a good relationship with the guys.
“I think keeping continuity is worth a lot in any junior championship especially in a year in which I will be going for the championship and I know the team will be fully behind me to make that happen and will put out all the stops to give it their best shot."
Alfonso de Orleans-Borbon, President of Racing Engineering added: “Jordan has the talent and the work ethic to go for the championship this season. Let's continue what we started last year and get the results we are all expecting."