King signs with MP Motorsport for third GP2 campaign
Former Manor Formula 1 test driver Jordan King will contest a third season of GP2 in 2017 with MP Motorsport.
The 22-year-old has signed with the Dutch outfit and will partner Sergio Sette Camara. King spent his first two campaigns with Racing Engineering.
King finished 12th in 2015 and seventh last year, taking two sprint race wins along the way, before testing with MP and Russian Time during the post-season Abu Dhabi running.
“I’ve known the team a long time and worked with them straight out of karting, so in a way it’s a bit of a homecoming for me,” said King, who made two appearances in F1 practice sessions last year.
“One of the biggest reasons for me to join them was the level of trust that comes with such a long-standing relationship. Working with the team at the test was also a key factor in my decision.”
MP has run in GP2 since 2013 and had its best season last year, finishing seventh in the teams’ standings with Oliver Rowland and Daniel de Jong.
Its sole win in the category came in 2014, with former Lotus junior Marco Sorensen.
King will make a return to GP2