Lotus ART is delighted to complete their GP3 driver line up. After recently confirming James Calado and Valtteri Bottas, they are pleased to announce that a new deal with Pedro Henrique Nunes for the upcoming 2011 championship season has been signed. This will be Pedro's second season with the French based squad after contesting the 2010 GP3 Series championship and despite his limited experience; Pedro impressed team bosses as he was quick to come to grips with the single seater and the various European tracks on the agenda. Lotus ART is hoping to build on their first season together, especially in regard to his strong performances on some very demanding circuits such as Catalunya, Hockenheim and Spa-Francorchamps where he secured solid point finishes.

Pedro Henrique Nunes: "It is a great privilege for me stay for another season with Lotus ART in GP3. Nicolas and Frederic are giving me a great opportunity and I am very happy about it. We worked hard this year and for 2011, our goal will be to continue our hard work and look forward to the results that are sure to come. I'd like to thank my sponsors, particularly the OGX company, for their confidence in my work. We've had good results and great development in GP3, one of the most competitive series in the world. For next year we'll have 30 cars on the grid, and after one year's work, the performance of the teams is supposed to be even closer. The season starts with no favourites and because of that the goals will be further apart. The first pre-season testing showed a lot of competitiveness and reinforced the importance of focusing on the details."

Frederic Vasseur: "Pedro is a driver who is showing solid progress and is a very well put together person. His first season in GP3 is promising as his various performances on very complex circuits underlines. Beside Valtteri Bottas and James Calado, Pedro will bring his experience of the discipline and we are confident that we will be able to capitalize on his qualities and if he allies consistency to his natural speed he will be an asset for Lotus ART in 2011."

-source: art gp