Aurelien Panis graduates to FR 3.5

Aurelien Panis, son of Formula 1 race winner Olivier, will graduate to Formula Renault 3.5 with Tech 1 Racing in 2015.

The French driver was a race winner in the Formula Renault Eurocup on his way to ninth in the standings this year, his third season of racing FR2.0 machinery.

Tech 1 team boss Simon Abadie said: "The whole team welcomes this collaboration with Aurelien.

"We have followed him with great interest in 2014 and he has demonstrated a very high potential.

"During testing he has impressed the team with his personality, his talent and professionalism.

"Now we are looking forward to fighting together in 2015."

Panis, 20, added: "I'm extremely determined to take on this new challenge.

"The choice of team was crucial to me and I'm happy with the confidence placed in me by Tech 1."

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