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Premat stays with ART, hopes to win title

Alexandre Premat will continue as part of ART Grand Prix team for the second season of GP2 Series, in which he expects to be fighting for the championship. "I am very happy that the team could come to an agreement with Alexandre. It is a logical...

Alexandre Premat will continue as part of ART Grand Prix team for the second season of GP2 Series, in which he expects to be fighting for the championship.

"I am very happy that the team could come to an agreement with Alexandre. It is a logical continuation of last season, during which Alexandre proved to be a race winner. It will be necessary for him to now become a championship winner, an objective that matches his superb talent", commented Nicolas Todt, team director of ART Grand Prix.

Premat had a great season, taking fourth in the overall points standings and scoring victories in Hungary and Turkey, plus another five visits to the podium.

"I am particularly satisfied that Alexandre has opted to remain with the team as he is one of the best drivers in the championship, as he already proved in 2005. Alexandre is French and we will do our best to break the sad reputation that French drivers do not succeed at the highest level anymore", stated Frederic Vasseur, another key member of ART Grand Prix.

"I would like to thank Nicolas Todt and Frederic Vasseur for their confidence in me and signing me for another season. I'm excited to continue my career with this team. I'm highly motivated by the challenge ahead and really excited to continue working with the team's mechanics who I know really well now. I'm ready to go for it. I hope to win the 2006 title in GP2 Series" mentioned Premat, one of the Official Mercedes-Benz junior drivers.

The British young driver Lewis Hamilton, who has been under the wing of McLaren/Mercedes-Benz, has a big chance to became Premat's teammate for next season after testing for the team in December with positive results.

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Series GP2
Drivers Lewis Hamilton , Alexandre Prémat , Frederic Vasseur , Nicolas Todt
Teams ART Grand Prix