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GP3 Series returns to action in Estoril
The 2014 GP3 Series gets underway tomorrow with the first official two day test session at the Circuito Estoril in Portugal. GP3 enters its fifth season of existence with racing kicking off in Barcelona in May.

The paddock welcomes back many familiar faces, along with some new recruits, all eager to follow in the footsteps of our reigning GP3 champion and current Scuderia Toro Rosso Formula 1 driver Daniil Kvyat.

Current Team Champions ART Grand Prix have brought in the experienced Alex Fontana and Dino Zamparelli and welcome German rookie Marvin Kirchhofer. Arden International (formally known as MW Arden) line-up with the double race-winning pairing of Robert Visoiu and Patric Niederhauser, whilst British driver Jann Mardenborough will make his debut in the Series.

Koiranen GP have signed Jimmy Eriksson and GP3 debutant Santiago Urrutia from Uruguay whilst Carmen Jorda will test for the Finnish outfit this week. Carlin has completed their team for this campaign, retaining Luis Sa Silva with Red Bull Junior Team driver Alex Lynn and Emil Bernstorff joining the British squad.

This season Marussia Manor Racing will field a trio of drivers who have all competed in GP3, Patrick Kujala and Ryan Cullen both raced in the 2013 season, along with Dean Stoneman who made a very impressive showing in his one-off appearance in the Abu Dhabi season finale to score a podium.

Jenzer Motorsport will be reviewing drivers from the test session before announcing their line-up for the 2014 campaign with GP3’s inaugural race winner Pal Varhaug testing for the Swiss outfit and he will be accompanied by fellow race winner Melville McKee and Adderly Fong.

Victor Carbone and Roman De Beer represent Italian outfit Trident this season and will be joined by Nelson Mason.

Nick Yelloly has switched to the green and black liveried Status Grand Prix this year, whilst former GP3 driver Richie Stanaway and Mexican Alfonso Celis Jr will test for the team in Portugal.

Newcomers to the GP3 Series for the 2014 season, Hilmer Motorsport, will make their official debut at the next test session in Jerez on the 10th - 11th April bringing the total to nine teams.

The schedule for Day 1 of the test sees the test commence at 09.00 - 12.00 with a two hour break. The afternoon session will begin at 14.00 and end at 17.00.

Drivers' Entry List

1 Alex Fontana SUI ART Grand Prix
2 Marvin Kirchhofer GER ART Grand Prix
3 Dino Zamparelli GBR ART Grand Prix
4 Robert Visoiu ROU Arden International
5 Patric Niederhauser SUI Arden International
6 Jann Mardenborough GBR Arden International
7 Carmen Jorda ESP Koiranen GP
8 Jimmy Eriksson SWE Koiranen GP
9 Santiago Urrutia SWE Koiranen GP
10 Alex Lynn GBR Carlin
11 Emil Bernstorff GBR Carlin
12 Luis Sa Silva MAC Carlin
14 Patrick Kujala FIN Marussia Manor Racing
15 Ryan Cullen GBR Marussia Manor Racing
16 Dean Stoneman GBR Marussia Manor Racing
20 Pal Varhaug NOR Jenzer Motorsport
21 Melville McKee GBR Jenzer Motorsport
22 Adderly Fong CHN Jenzer Motorsport
23 Victor Carbone BRA Trident
24 Roman De Beer RSA Trident
25 Nelson Mason CAN Trident
26 Nick Yelloly GBR Status Grand Prix
27 Richie Stanaway NZL Status Grand Prix
28 Alfonso Celis Jr MEX Status Grand Prix
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