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Berthon joins Lazarus squad for 2014 GP2 season

by Peter Allen
Nathanael Berthon

Photo: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service

GP2 race-winner Nathanael Berthon has joined the Lazarus team for the 2014 season.

The Frenchman joined the GP2 Series in 2012 driving for Racing Engineering, finishing 12th in the standings after two second-place finishes at Barcelona and the Hungaroring.

He moved to Trident Racing last year, and finished the campaign down in 20th after scoring points on just one weekend. That weekend, also in Hungary, did however include a sprint race victory.

Prior to competing in GP2, Berthon won races in Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and the Formula Renault 3.5 Series in 2009 and 2010 respectively. He tested a Formula 1 car for HRT at the end of 2011.

Lazarus finished last of the 13 teams in the championship last year, and are the last of the teams to confirm at least one driver for 2014 ahead of the opening pre-season test in Abu Dhabi next week. 21 out of 26 cars have been filled in total.

2014 GP2 Series line-up so far
Team Drivers
Russian Time Mitch Evans Artem Markelov
Carlin Julian Leal
Racing Engineering Raffaele Marciello
DAMS Jolyon Palmer Stephane Richelmi
ART Grand Prix Stoffel Vandoorne Takuya Izawa
Hilmer Motorsport Daniel Abt Facu Regalia
Rapax Simon Trummer Adrian Quaife-Hobbs
Arden International Rene Binder Andre Negrao
Caterham Racing Alexander Rossi Rio Haryanto
MP Motorsport Daniel De Jong
Trident Racing Johnny Cecotto
Campos Racing Arthur Pic Kimiya Sato
Lazarus Nathanael Berthon