Julian Leal will remain with Carlin for his assault on the 2015 GP2 Series after enjoying his best year in the F1 feeder category this season.

The Colombian racer joined Carlin for his fourth season in GP2, impressing straight away with podiums in both races at the Bahrain season opener. Though he would fail to make it onto the podium thereafter, more points' finishes would see him end the year tenth overall, an improvement on previous campaigns.

Ahead of his fifth year in the category, 24 year-old Leal is confident the continuity of remaining at Carlin will see him challenging for his first race wins.

"I'm very happy to have the opportunity to stay here one year more. With all the teams I have worked with this is the best for me; it's a team that listens to what you say and follows you and advises you and this is good for me because I can learn a lot in a good environment.

"I'm very happy for this opportunity, I want to prepare a lot and work hard for next year and get the car as perfect as we can. I want to start the year as we did this year [with a podium] but then maintain that performance for the whole season. I'm very, very happy to be here for another season."

The first driver to be confirmed with Carlin for 2015, eponymous team manager Trevor Carlin believes Leal is yet to display his true potential as a driver.

"We're very happy that Julian has decided to stay with us for a second season. Based on the pace we have as a team and Julian has as a driver, together we should have had better results this year. Next year we intend to deliver our full potential with Julian who is a delight to have at Carlin; he is a great team player and great to work with."



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