Conor Daly will contest the rest of the GP2 season with the Lazarus GP team after signing a full-time deal following last month’s Bahrain season opener.
The American raced for the team at Sakhir as a one-off, narrowly missing out on points in the feature race.
“This has been a long winter of uncertainty for me, and we will still have some funding gaps to close, but I am committed on my path to Formula 1,” said Daly. “GP2 is where I want to be right now, and the Lazarus team really has a great group of people.
“We have learned a lot so far this season and have more work to do, but I will give everything to the team to help achieve a great result.”
Daly also contested the GP2 opener last year as a one-off, before switching his focus to a full-time GP3 attack as well as running the Indianapolis 500.
Venezula GP Lazarus, headed by Tancredi Pagiaro, was formed in 2012 and recently added engineer Luigi Mazzola, who spent 20 years in F1 with Ferrari, working with such greats as Michael Schumacher, Alain Prost, Kimi Raikkonen, and Felipe Massa.
“We were first impressed by Conor last year in Malaysia, and when he tested with us he was immediately able to provide valuable feedback that has helped us develop our cars more quickly,” said Pagiaro. “America needs a Formula 1 driver and why should not a good Italian team be able to develop one?”