Cecotto replaces Pic for Sepang GP2 round

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Cecotto replaces Pic for Sepang GP2 round
Valentin Khorounzhiy
By: Valentin Khorounzhiy
Sep 26, 2016, 10:02 AM

Venezuelan Johnny Cecotto Jr, the most experienced driver In GP2 history, will stand in for Arthur Pic in the penultimate round of the season at Sepang.

Johnny Cecotto, Trident leads Arthur Pic, Campos Racing
Arthur Pic, Rapax
Arthur Pic, Rapax

Cecotto, who has 115 GP2 races to his name in a stint that has spanned from 2009 to 2015, left the series at the end of last year.

He has raced in the first three rounds of the Formula V8 3.5 series in 2016, taking RP Motorsport's first victory in the championship at Spa-Francorchamps.

Cecotto, 27, will take over for Frenchman Pic in the #12 Rapax car, with the series reporting that Pic has been sidelined by an unspecified illness.

The Frenchman sits 14th in the standings, one spot behind teammate Gustav Malja.

Sepang will mark Cecotto's first outing with Rapax, meaning that he will have raced with eight different GP2 teams.

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Series FIA F2
Event Sepang
Location Sepang International Circuit
Drivers Johnny Cecotto , Arthur Pic
Teams Rapax
Author Valentin Khorounzhiy