Tio Ellinas graduates to GP3 Series with Manor
|Friday, February 17th 2012, 17:16 GMT|
Tio Ellinas will step up to GP3 this season with the Manor team.
The 20-year-old from Cyprus completes an all-rookie Manor line-up alongside Dmitry Suranovich and Fabiano Machado.
Ellinas has spent his car racing career so far in British junior racing, finishing fourth in Formula Ford in 2010 and third in Formula Renault last year.
Manor team boss Pete Sliwinski said Ellinas had immediately impressed the squad in winter testing.
"He did a very good job at the tests at the end of last year, demonstrating that he has the potential to be fighting at the top," said Sliwinski.
Ellinas added: "It's a winning team and I am really looking forward to building on the progress made during the two tests.
"I felt immediately at home in the team and now I can't wait to get back in the car again and race in my first GP3 season."