Jolyon Palmer will move to Carlin for the 2013 GP2 Series

British driver hoping to challenge for the title in 2013

By William Esler.   Last Updated: 17/09/13 1:16pm

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Britain's Jolyon Palmer will drive for Carlin in the 2013 GP2 Series as he looks to build on a promising second season in the Championship.

The 21-year-old will be partnered at the British team by Felipe Nasr, as Carlin opt for a complete revamp of their driver line-up.

Palmer took his first GP2 win at the prestigious Monaco GP supporting event this year and with Carlin also taking victories in their second season, he is hopeful of challenging for the title in 2013.

"I'm very happy to be racing for Carlin in 2013," Palmer said.

"The team showed good pace this year in their second season in GP2 and they are hungry to build on that next year. My aim is to be fighting for the championship and I'm confident we are in a position to do that."

Team boss Trevor Carlin was equally positive adding: "Jolyon is a very promising young British driver and we're delighted to be able to welcome him into our GP2 team.

"He put in some fantastic performances last season and I believe he will be a regular race winner and title contender next year. With Jolyon and Felipe we have an exceptionally talented team, and preparations are already underway for a strong start to the 2013 season."

Brazilian Nasr switches from DAMS to re-join the team that took him to the 2011 British F3 title.

"I'm so happy to be coming back to Carlin," the 20-year-old said.

"Not only is it the team that I won the British F3 championship with, but it's also a team that I feel very comfortable with. Testing so far has gone very well.

"The Barcelona test was about getting used to the team and the Carlin car, and we were able to build on that this week in Jerez and show some real speed. I can't wait for the 2013 season to get underway, for sure we're going to have a really strong package."

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