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GP2 confirms 13-team grid for 2014

ESPN Staff
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The GP2 grid will still have 13 teams in 2014 © Sutton Images

F1 feeder series, GP2, has confirmed the 13 teams set to compete in the next three-year cycle of the category, with Campos Racing returning to replace Barwa Addax.

It will be the fourth three-year cycle of the GP2 Series and will see 12 of the current 13 teams compete, along with the return of Campos Racing. The Spanish team was a part of the series for the first four seasons before selling its place to Alejandro Agag as it attempted to step up into Formula One in 2010.

Campos Racing never actually made the F1 grid and its F1 operation was sold to become Hispania Racing Team (or HRT), which competed for three years until 2012. However, Campos Racing is now returning to GP2 after seeing off bids from other prospective teams.

"We're very happy to announce our line up for the next three years," GP2 Series CEO Bruno Michel said. "As usual, we received high quality requests from new teams who wished to join our series. However, as we did in the past we decided to show loyalty to the existing teams who have done a very good job in a difficult economic environment.

"We are pleased to welcome back Adrian Campos to GP2 and I would like to thank Alejandro Agag for his involvement in our series: Barwa Addax Team won the teams' title in 2011 with Charles Pic and Giedo van der Garde as drivers. I wish Alejandro all the best in his next challenge."

The 2014 GP2 teams line-up:
Arden International
ART Grand Prix
Campos Racing ESP
EQ8 Caterham Racing
Hilmer Motorsport
MP Motorsport
Racing Engineering
Russian Time
Venezuela GP Lazarus