GP2: Nathanael Berthon returns with Lazarus for 2015


25-year-old Nathanael Berthon has become the latest driver to be confirmed for the 2015 GP2 Series season, remaining with Venezuela GP Lazarus for the new campaign.

The French driver enters his fourth season of racing in GP2 in 2015, having made his debut with Racing Engineering back in 2012.

2013 saw him claim a shock victory at the sprint race in Hungary with Trident, but his 2014 campaign with Lazarus was less fruitful as both he and teammate Conor Daly struggled with the car.

Nevertheless, the team confirmed today that Berthon would be retained for the new season.

“We improved throughout the season and we’re proud to have Nathanael back with us again,” team boss Tancredi Pagiaro said. “We want to thank all our sponsors who supported us also in difficult times in the past, and for them trusting in us for the 2015 season.”

Berthon was pleased to confirm his plans for the coming season, and has set his sights on finishing on the podium with Lazarus in 2015.

“I am very pleased to be back in the Lazarus family,” Berthon. “Thanks to them, I can race again in GP2. I would like also to say that I am very confident. We became better and better throughout the entire previous year.

“We’re now starting with a good base and much more experience than in 2014. I will do my best to make the Lazarus colours shine on podiums throughout 2015.”

Just eight seats remain on the grid for the coming season, with the first race taking place in Bahrain on April 17.