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Chilton, Leimer join Ocean for 2010

Max ChiltonMax Chilton and Fabio Leimer will be the Ocean Racing Technology team's drivers for the 2010 GP2 championship, it was announced on Tuesday.

Briton Chilton, 18, will graduate to GP2 after finishing in fourth place in the British Formula 3 championship this year.

"I am happy to join forces with Ocean Racing Technology, this is fantastic," said Chilton. "It is a great team and its approach is smart. The structure is really professional and the engineering crew gives all the guarantees the team needs.

"As for me, it is a big step coming from F3 but I'm motivated. I hope to quickly secure some good results and I know Ocean Racing Technology is the team with which I can do so."

Swiss Leimer already drove for the team in the opening round of the GP2 Asia Series in Abu Dhabi last month.

"I am just delighted," he said. "Since my aim is to race in the GP2 Series, I am determined to do so with one of the best teams. Ocean Racing Technology actually has excellent engineers with a very professional structure and in my opinion it is important to run with such a team.

"Despite the fact it will be my first season in the series, I think I can find a good pace. I need to be consistent, to do good races, to aim for the podium and why not a win."

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