Silverstone-based Status Grand Prix have announced that 19-year-old Thai racer Sandy Stuvik will join the team for the 2015 GP3 Series.
Winner of the 2014 Euroformula Open Championship, Stuvik joins Seb Morris and Alex Fontana at Status.
He said: “I’m elated to be racing in the GP3 Series this season with Status GP.
“It’s clear that this is a team that’s going above and beyond to ensure absolutely every tiny detail is perfect.
“After their strong season last year, I hope I can learn as much as possible about the car and bring myself up to a competitive speed.
“I’m just extremely happy to race again. This wouldn’t have been possible without the support of Status GP and my sponsors. I hope I can make my country proud.”
Status Team Principal, Teddy Yip Jr, added: “We’ve known Sandy, his family and his supporters for a number of years and I am extremely pleased he has put his faith in our experienced team for his rookie GP3 campaign.
“Sandy is entering a highly competitive F1 feeder series and it will be a big step.
“He is no stranger to hard work and we will provide him with all the support and guidance he needs to reach his targets this season.”
The Status Grand Prix GP2 squad, headed by Richie Stanaway, has been in action this week in pre-season GP2 Series tests at the Yas Marina track in Abu Dhabi.
Stanaway is looking to graduate to the GP2 Series for 2015 after a strong showing in GP3 last year. Marlon Stockinger has been announced as one of the team’s GP2 racers for 2015.