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Malja joins Racing Engineering for GP2 2017

Gustav Malja pens a deal with Racing Engineering for his second season in the GP2 Series.
Racing Engineering has announced two-time podium winner Gustav Malja as its first driver signing for the 2017 GP2 Series.

The Swede stepped up to the F1 feeder category in 2016 with Rapax and overcame a difficult start to the season to become a regular point-scorer in the second-half of the year.

Notching up his first podiums in Spa and Monza, Malja ended the year 13th in the standings, earning him a chance at joining front runners Racing Engineering in 2017.

β€œI'm excited to join Racing Engineering for the 2017 GP2 season, we began getting to know each other in Abu Dhabi last week, and I immediately felt very much at home.

β€œIt's a team with a long and successful history in GP2, and I'm convinced it's the ideal place for my continued development as a driver. I'm also very pleased to have everything in place at such an early stage – it will ease preparations this winter and give us all some peace of mind.”

Drivers' champions with Fabio Leimer in 2013, Racing Engineering finished second to runaway winners Prema Racing in 2016, with drivers Norman Nato and Jordan King notching up four wins between them.

Tagged as: Monza , Spa , GP2 Series , Gustav Malja

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