Haas team principal Guenther Steiner has said that their development driver Charles Leclerc is set to race in GP2.
The Monegasque driver has been racing with ART Grand Prix in GP3 in 2016 and is comfortably leading the Drivers’ Championship with one round to go in Abu Dhabi with a good chance of becoming the seventh GP3 champion.
Leclerc will spend a fourth Formula One session in Esteban Gutierrez’s car in first practice in Brazil, and Steiner has said that the team have been extremely happy with his current performances in these sessions.
“Charles has done a good job for the team. He always did his program and he performed what we asked of him,” Steiner said.
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“It’s always difficult when a driver is only in for FP1, but he’s very professional and has provided good feedback. We’ve been very happy with his contributions.”

Steiner also said that the 19-year-old can progress well in the GP2 Series when he makes the step up, saying he has a season in the series ‘coming up’.

“He’s in GP3 at the moment and can win the title in Abu Dhabi. He’s got a season of GP2 coming up and we will see how far he can get.

“If he wins GP2 or is in the top three in his first year of GP2, he will have a good future in front of him.”