Eriksson abandons final two rounds of GP2 campaign

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Eriksson abandons final two rounds of GP2 campaign
Jamie Klein
By: Jamie Klein
Sep 27, 2016, 2:30 PM

Arden driver Jimmy Eriksson has elected to prematurely call time on his GP2 campaign ahead of this weekend's Sepang round.

Jimmy Eriksson, Arden International
Jimmy Eriksson, Arden International
Jimmy Eriksson, Arden International
Jimmy Eriksson, Arden International
Jimmy Eriksson, Arden International

The Swedish driver has endured a tough rookie campaign in the F1 feeder series, having claimed just a single points-scoring finish, a fifth place, in the feature race at Spielberg so far in 2016.

Eriksson, who stepped up to GP2 this year after spending three seasons in GP3, has now decided to skip the remaining rounds of the season at Sepang and Abu Dhabi.

“This is obviously not the way we were hoping for things to develop, but it has been a very difficult season and we haven't been able to make any significant progress,” said Eriksson.

“The results have been disappointing and unfortunately I can't see any signs of improvement for the final two rounds.

"This is the first time I've prematurely called time on a season and it's a great shame, but it's the decision we've ultimately come to.”

It is unclear whether Arden can line up a replacement in time for the Sepang races, or if it will elect to field a single car for team regular Nabil Jeffri.

With the Malaysian driver also having scored only once so far this season, Arden currently languishes at the bottom of the GP2 teams' standings on 12 points.

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Series FIA F2
Event Sepang
Location Sepang International Circuit
Drivers Jimmy Eriksson
Teams Arden International
Author Jamie Klein