British F3 driver Oliver Turvey has been hailed as the next Lewis Hamilton – and now he’s one step closer to making that a reality after securing a test with leading GP2 team iSport International.
The F3 championship leader is to get in the car, driven last season by by title contender Bruno Senna, at the Paul Ricard circuit in southern France next week.
Autosport.com, which broke the story, says of Turvey: “The former McLaren Autosport BRDC Award winner is the clear favourite to win the British F3 title at next month’s Donington Park finale and is hoping to step up to GP2 next season.”
Turvey told the magazine: “I feel like we’ve got a good chance of winning the F3 title and, after that, the next step is GP2.
“My focus is to get a drive with a top team in GP2 for next year. Asia is a possibility, but it will depend on budget.”
iSport, which finished second overall in the 2008 series standings with 95 points, just nine short of winning, is a British outfit run by team principal Paul Jackson and based in Norfolk.
Timo Glock has graduated from the team to an F1 drive and Sir Frank Williams’ son Jonathan is an advisor to the team.