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2017 GP2 grid continues to fill with DAMS, Russian Time announcements

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The grid for the 2017 GP2 Series season is continuing to fill following driver announcements from three teams in recent days.

GP2 acts as the second rung on the single-seater ladder in Europe, one below Formula 1, and has helped progress the careers of drivers such as Lewis Hamilton, Nico Hulkenberg, Alexander Rossi and Stoffel Vandoorne.

Earlier this week, MP Motorsport confirmed that British racer Jordan King would be joining its effort for 2017, partnering Brazilian racer Sergio Sette Camara.

French team DAMS has confirmed that King’s compatriot, Oliver Rowland, will return for a second full GP2 season this year, linking up with Nicholas Latifi. Given DAMS’ links to Renault, having two Renault-affiliated youngsters in its line-up makes sense.

Russian Time followed these announcements by confirming its own driver line-up for 2017, signing 2015 GP3 runner-up and GP2 race winner Luca Ghiotto to race alongside the returning Artem Markelov.

Here’s how the GP2 grid is currently looking for 2017.

Prema Racing
1. Charles Leclerc
2. Antonio Fuoco

Racing Engineering
3. Louis Deletraz
4. Gustav Malja

Russian Time
5. Luca Ghiotto
6. Artem Markelov

ART Grand Prix
7. Nobuharu Matsushita
8. TBA

DAMS
9. Oliver Rowland
10. Nicholas Latifi

Campos Racing
11. TBA
12. TBA

MP Motorsport
14. Jordan King
15. Sergio Sette Camara

Trident
16. TBA
17. TBA

Rapax
18. TBA
19. TBA

Arden
20. Norman Nato
21. Sean Gelael