Following our sponsorship of James in GP3 last season, here’s an update on his very exciting future!

“Just to let you know that my first GP2 test went fantastically well. I was p5 and the car is just incredible. After such a good performance its clear that RSF will put me into the series in preparation for F1 in 2013.”

james.jpgThe story so far…
James Calado is a prime British motor racing talent who is rated by many of the sport’s top pundits as a Formula 1 star of the future.

In 2011 he raced in GP3 with the crack French Lotus ART squad and ended the year as Vice-Champion. The immensely tough formula – along with GP2 – is a one-make support series for F1 in Europe.

Both are designed to pit the world’s best up-and-coming drivers against one another in readiness for the step up to the pinnacle of motorsport.

In a tightly-fought 16-race season that produced 11 different winners from the 30-strong grid, he secured six podium finishes, including one win, one pole position and two fastest laps.

The race record – including his innate ability to develop a front-running car – impressed both Lotus ART and many of the movers and shakers in the F1 paddock.

Since graduating from karts to single-seaters in 2008, he has competed in 103 races racking up a total of 20 wins, 41 podiums, 20 pole positions and 20 fastest laps.

His impressive CV includes Vice-Championships in British Formula 3 International and Formula Renault UK.

He now aspires to graduate to GP2 in 2012 with Lotus ART, the most successful team in both GP2 and GP3.