Dennis set to pick between GP2 and sportscars for 2017

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Dennis set to pick between GP2 and sportscars for 2017
David Gruz
By: David Gruz
Aug 16, 2016, 1:03 PM

GP3 rookie Jake Dennis has ruled out a sophomore season in the series and says he will instead switch to either GP2 or endurance racing.

Jake Dennis, Arden International
Jake Dennis, Arden International leads Akash Nandy, Jenzer Motorsport
#38 G-Drive Racing Gibson BR01 Nissan: Simon Dolan, Jake Dennis, Giedo Van der Garde
#38 G-Drive Racing Gibson BR01 Nissan: Simon Dolan, Jake Dennis, Giedo Van der Garde
#38 G-Drive Racing Gibson BR01 Nissan: Simon Dolan, Jake Dennis, Giedo Van der Garde
#38 G-Drive Racing Gibson BR01 Nissan: Simon Dolan, Jake Dennis, Giedo Van der Garde
Jake Dennis, Arden International
Jake Dennis, Arden International

Dennis, backed by Racing Steps Foundation, joined Arden's GP3 squad after two years in European Formula 3, where he ended up third overall in 2015.

Despite a hectic first half of the season, and only sitting ninth in the standings, the Briton said he would not return for another campaign.

Alongside GP2, Dennis admitted he would be happy to race in either ELMS or FIA WEC. He has already made his debut in the latter, driving for G-Drive Racing at Spa-Francorchamps and Le Mans this year.

"I think I'll probably move on either to GP2, or ELMS or WEC," Dennis told Motorsport.com.

"There are talks [happening], but there is always talk at this time of the year but it's never until the end of the season when we actually get some things sorted.

"In sportscars it's a bit easier to make a career for yourself, and at the end of the day the money is still very good for any person to have an enjoyable life, that's all I want.

"Racing there is awesome, the endurance side of it all is a different aspect, completely different racing, which I enjoyed in Le Mans and Spa.

"Even if I end up taking the endurance route, I'd be happy to.

When asked whether he'd prefer GP2 or sportscars, Dennis added: "I want to start earning money, so maybe sportscars."

Work in F1 simulator a "bonus"

Alongside his GP3 commitments, Dennis also works in a simulator of a Formula 1 team, although he refused to clarify which.

"I've been doing quite a lot of F1 simulator [work] lately, just mainly correlation work when I come back from an F1 weekend.

"Also general development, trying to improve it, they had a big relaunch of a bigger simulator so it takes a bit of time to get on top of that and maximise its potential.

"For me it's good because they now know me, I get paid, so it's just a general bonus."

Additional reporting by Jamie Klein

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Series GP3
Drivers Jake Dennis
Teams Arden International
Author David Gruz
Article type Interview