Status Grand Prix
Status Grand Prix is firmly established as one of Europe’s leading motor racing teams outside of Formula One™, successfully competing in the GP2 and GP3 feeder-series to Formula One. It has also competed in the prestigious Le Mans 24 Hours on no fewer than four occasions.
Co-founded by Mark Gallagher in 2005, the team competed for four years in the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport, winning the world title in 2009 for Ireland. It also ran successful, race winning programmes for both the Dutch and Canadian World Cup teams.
In 2010 Status moved into GP3, racing alongside Formula One events across Europe. It finished 2nd in the Championship in its debut season with Canadian superstar Robert Wickens, challenging for the title again in 2011 and confirming its place as a leading contender each season. In 2014 Status won three GP3 events outright, including scoring two 1-2 finishes in Silverstone and Budapest; the team finished 3rd overall in the Championship.
For 2015 Status is adding GP2 championship to its existing GP3 activities, having acquired the Caterham GP2 team from renowned entrepreneur Tony Fernandes.
The team remains co-owned by Mark along with partners businessman Teddy Yip – whose father owned the Theodore Racing Formula One team of the 1980s – and ex-Formula One and Le Mans sports car racer, David Kennedy.