Gelael to make GP2 bow with Carlin in Hungary

Sean Gelael will make his GP2 debut next weekend at the Hungaroring after signing to race for Carlin in four of the remaining five rounds of the series.

The Indonesian currently races for the British squad in the Formula Renault 3.5 series, where he will continue to compete – missing the Monza GP2 round owing to a clash between the two championships.

Gelael, 18, will race alongside team regular Julian Leal, who was joined on a one-off basis by Johnny Cecotto at Silverstone following the departure of original Carlin signing Marco Sorensen.

“To be able to do these GP2 races with Carlin who we have great chemistry with and a great history with makes sense,” said Gelael. “I’m just really happy to have the opportunity.

“I just want to try and learn as much as possible and it will be good to get experience of the Pirelli tyres.  I’m not quite sure what I’m doing yet next year so using this as a building year.

Team boss Trevor Carlin added: “We’re delighted to have Sean in GP2 with us for four rounds this season.  He is still very young and is wisely learning as much as he can this season after stepping up from F3 last year. 

“Sean is always a joy to work with and we’ll be working with him very closely to help him get the most out of this experience as possible.” 

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Series GP2
Event Hungaroring
Track Hungaroring
Drivers Sean Gelael
Teams Carlin
Article type Breaking news