Strakka Racing has announced the signing of Williams F1 young driver Oliver Rowland and Thomas Jäger for the Silverstone round of the 2018 Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup later this month.
25-year-old Rowland, and 41-year-old Jager will pilot the team’s #44 Pro class Mercedes-AMG GT3s, alongside ex-DTM driver Adrien Tambay, in the seats filled by Christian Vietoris, who has had to pull out of the event due to an illness and David Fumanelli, who moves over to the #43.
In the afformentioned #43 sister car, Fumanelli will race with Max Götz and Max Buhk, in place of Alvaro Parente who competed with the team at Monza and due to a PWC clash will miss the trip to Silvertone. The team’s Pro-Am entry meanwhile, will be led by Nick Leventis, Lewis Williamson and Chris Buncombe at the home race for the Silverstone-based team.
“I’m excited to be joining Strakka at Silverstone and look forward to get to know the Mercedes-AMG GT3 car. I’ll be pushing hard to achieve some great results for the team,” commented Rowland.
Strakka’s Racing Director Jay Davenport added, “We are delighted for Oliver to be joining us at our home race at Silverstone. His proven talent and experience on Formula One circuits will be a great addition to our line up, giving us a strong chance of running at the front.”