Published on September 4th, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Nissan GT Academy graduate moving up to GP2
Nissan Athlete and GT Academy champion Jann Mardenborough will take another step up the ladder towards Formula 1 this weekend when he competes in the GP2 Series at Monza in Italy. Dubbed the “Cathedral of Speed,” Monza is a great place to make a GP2 debut, and Mardenborough will be out to show the form that has made him one of the standout winners of the Nissan PlayStation GT Academy.
Jann will jump into the #4 GP2 car of Sean Gelael – who is racing in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series at Silverstone this weekend – to compete at Monza. Throughout 2015, Mardenborough has been racing in the GP3 Series with Carlin Motorsport, one of the most successful single-seater teams outside of Formula 1. Team boss Trevor Carlin is one of the industry’s best talent-spotters and counts Sebastian Vettel, Daniel Ricciardo and Kevin Magnussen amongst the Carlin alumni.
For now, this is the only GP2 event for Jann, so the 23 year-old has been working hard on the simulator to make sure he is fully prepared for this opportunity. Since winning GT Academy in 2011, Mardenborough has competed in both single-seaters and sportscars, which have given him a fantastic grounding in many areas of motorsport. From British GT to Le Mans and from F3 to GP2, Mardenborough has worked extremely hard to make the most of the opportunities that have come his way.