Sergey Sirotkin has signed with ART for the 2016 season after an impressive first run at the title last year.
The Russian driver ended the 2015 season third in the Drivers’ Championship after taking his maiden win in the Series during the summer. The 20-year-old picked up four further podiums with Rapax in his first season.
After his announcement with the French squad, Sirotkin said: “I am very excited to be joining ART Grand Prix because it is a big family which has the culture of motorsport.
“They are a winning team wherever they have competed so far, like in the GP2 history, with a unbelievable 2015 season.
“This is a great opportunity for me, because ART Grand Prix has shown many times that it is the best place for a young driver to be and I intend to make the most of this opportunity, while doing the best possible job for the team.”
ART Grand Prix Team Manager Sébastien Philippe added: “ART Grand Prix has been following Sergey’s career for a few years now and we were very impressed by his debut in such a competitive championship as GP2.
“Sergey is both fast over one lap and strong in the race. At just 20 years old, he has an intelligent approach to his craft and his maturity is a plus in a complex and competitive GP2 pack.”
Sirotkin replaces 2015 Drivers’ Champion Stoffel Vandoorne and it can be expected that Nobuharu Matsushita will retain his seat with ART.