After making his GP2 race debut in Malaysia, America’s Conor Daly will return to GP3 this season with the ART team, for which he drove in 2012.
After admitting it has taken longer than expected to pull all of the pieces together of his European program. Daly revealed Thursday that he will drive the No. 1 ART Grand Prix entry for the full season of the Formula 1 ladder series.
“I am very much looking forward to being back with ART Grand Prix again. Their history in the junior levels is impressive and I want to add to their legacy,” said Daly. “Testing went well and the new car is so much better than before. I can’t wait for Barcelona.”
In his first year with the team, Daly took victory at Barcelona and scored five podium finishes. During winter testing in the new car, Conor posted the third- and fourth-best times at the Barcelona and Silverstone circuits, respectively.
“We only have excellent memories from the first year of our collaboration,” related team boss Frederic Vasseur. “Conor is valued very much for his speed, his ability to push hard on the racetrack and the fact that he’s always in a good mood!”
Daly will be racing alongside teammates Facu Regalia and Jack Harvey. The 2013 GP3 Series Championship will kick off in Barcelona on May 11-12.
It’s been a busy offseason for Daly, who in the last 11 months has tested and/or raced in F3, GP3, GP2, IndyCar, F1 and for good measure, went to India in December and won the MRF Challenge Championship. His month of May will also included in Indianapolis 500 debut with AJ Foyt Racing as a teammate to Long Beach race winner Takuma Sato.