Formula Renault 3.5 racer Beitske Visser and European F3 Open graduate Nelson Mason have filled the final vacancies in the GP3 field for this weekend’s Barcelona season opener. The duo have joined Ivan Taranov at new entrant Hilmer.
With Trident have completed its line-up with the additional of F3 Open midfielder Denis Nagulin earlier this week, GP3 now has a full complement of 27 cars for its first 2014 rounds on the Spanish Grand Prix Formula 1 support bill.
Visser has not previously tested a GP3 car, whereas Mason ran with both Trident and Hilmer during the winter. Canadian 26-year-old Mason was third in last year’s European F3 Open standings.
Visser is adding the GP3 deal alongside her existing FR3.5 commitments with AVF.
2014 GP3 lineup: ART Grand Prix Alex Fontana/Dino Zamparelli/Marvin Kirchhofer Arden R Visoiu/P Niederhauser/J Mardenborough Koiranen GP Jimmy Eriksson/Carmen Jorda/Santiago Urrutia Carlin Alex Lynn/Emil Bernstorff/Luis Sa Silva Marussia Manor Racing Dean Stoneman/Ryan Cullen/Patrick Kujala Hilmer Motorsport Ivan Taranov/Nelson Mason/Beitske Visse Jenzer Motorsport Pal Varhaug/Matheo Tuscher/Adderly Fong Trident Victor Carbone/Roman de Beer/Denis Nagulin Status Grand Prix Nick Yelloly/Richie Stanaway/Alfonso Celis Jr
This week’s AUTOSPORT magazine features a full preview of the GP3 opener, including a focus on the British drivers set to fight for the title