Jimmy Eriksson steps up to GP3 with Status

German Formula 3 champion Jimmy Eriksson will step up to the GP3 Series this year with Status GP

Jimmy Eriksson steps up to GP3 with Status

Eriksson, 21, will become the first Swede to race in GP3 this year and is the first driver confirmed in the Status line-up for 2013.

"I'm very excited about this new challenge and about the prospect of racing in a championship which is part of the Formula 1 experience," said Eriksson.

"I had a strong season in Formula 3 last year, and I'm really looking forward to build on that momentum with Status in 2013.

"They have a good reputation and have demonstrated that they are serious about our collaboration, and with a new car coming in this year, this is definitely the right time for me to enter the GP3 arena."

Eriksson won eight times on his way to last year's German F3 crown for the Motopark-run Lotus team. He also finished 11th at the Macau Grand Prix for the British Double R squad.

2013 GP3 Series line-up so far: Lotus (ART) Jack Harvey tba tba MW Arden Daniil Kvyat Carlos Sainz Jr Robert Visoiu Carlin Eric Lichtenstein tba tba Jenzer tba tba tba Manor tba tba tba Status Jimmy Eriksson tba tba Atech CRS tba tba tba Trident Emanuele Zonzini tba tba Koiranen tba tba tba 
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