Marco Sørensen has decided to leave the GP2 Series and concentrate instead on his duties in the World Endurance Championship.
The Danish driver has had a tough first full season in GP2 with Carlin after an impressive debut midway through 2014. Sørensen scored a victory in Sochi last October but this season has fallen below par as he is yet to score a point.
Experienced GP2 race winner Johnny Cecotto will take Sørensen’s place in the Carlin team this weekend in Silverstone but it is unclear just how long the Venezuelan’s stay at the team will be.
Cecotto – who has 110 race starts in the Series under his belt – has been driving for Hilmer Motorsport this season but was replaced by Simon Trummer last time out in Austria.
“I’m really excited to be back in the GP2 car especially with a team with such a history in motor racing,” Cecotto said.
“After a few years of being quite close to working together, it’s great to finally race together with Carlin. I love Silverstone, I’ve had several podiums there so it’s great to be going back.”
Carlin team boss Trevor Carlin commented: “We’re very sad to see Marco leave us at such an early stage before he had the chance to fulfil his potential with us, but we fully understand the decision to now focus on his GT Racing activities. He’s a very likeable guy and we wish he lots of the luck for the future.
“At such short notice we wanted a driver who could jump in and be confident in the current GP2 car and was capable of delivering a good result. I’m looking forward to seeing Julian and Johnny work together this weekend.”