Manor development driver and GP2 challenger Jordan King feels his racing career is shadowing that of the Formula 1 team and is certain there is plenty more to come.

After Manor were pulled from the ashes of Marussia at the start of 2015 the British team held on its band of followers when investors breathed new life into the F1 team.

In March, King's father Justin - former CEO of Sainsbury's - was appointed interim chairman of the Manor F1 team while his son was added to the development driver squad alongside his rookie year in the GP2 Series with Racing Engineering.

Despite still awaiting his debut test with the F1 team as Manor looks to secure its financial position, King feels he and the reborn team share a similar standpoint to one another and is excited for the challenge ahead.

"The team has massive potential and compared to where I am in my Formula 1 career and where the team is currently we are in a similar position," King said. "I am on the edge of the start of my Formula 1 career and they are kick-starting theirs, it will be great to go on a journey with them.

"I've known most of the team for the past five years and at the start of this year the time was right to work alongside them as I'm in the GP2 paddock only a stone throw away. It all came together at the right time but it has been a long time coming."

The former British Formula 3 champion is midway through his debut year in GP2 and enjoyed an eye-catching start with a fourth place finish at the season-opener feature race in Bahrain. A run of consistent top ten finishes has put him 10th in the drivers' standings with four rounds remaining.

King says he has set himself the target of a maiden victory in GP2 before the end of the year along further involvement with Manor.

"Manor is looking at a long term project rather than a 12 month thing. It is a five year goal. It is about going on a journey with them," King explained. "I'd like to get out with Manor before the end of the year and definitely next year and I'm going out to the US and Mexico with the team, it is all starting to come together."

Jordan King and broadband and telephone provider Plusnet have signed a multi-year sponsorship agreement, with Plusnet's logo featuring on his car.



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