Renault Sport Academy Driver Jack Aitken has set his sights on chasing down team-mate and title rival George Russell as the GP3 series heads to Jerez for the penultimate round of the championship this weekend.

Jack trails compatriot Russell by 43 points with four races on the 2017 calendar still up for grabs. A podium filled weekend for the 22-year-old is a must if he is to take the championship to the final round in Abu Dhabi in November.

Jerez is a track Jack knows well, following his recent outing in the Renault powered 2012-spec E20 Formula 1 car last month. And in 2015, Jack clinched two titles in two weeks around the 4.422km circuit, when he won the Formula Renault Eurocup and Formula Renault Alps championships.

In the last GP3 round in Monza, Jack finished the delayed opening race 2nd, his fifth podium of the season, with the second race cancelled due to the wet weather.

Jack Aitken (ART, #1)
2nd – 119 points – 11/15 races completed

“I’m really looking forward to getting back in the GP3 car as it’s been over a month since Monza. The championship is still up for grabs, I just need to go and get the best result I can. It’s a track I know well with the F1 test last month and good memories from 2015. I think we can get a good result this weekend. I want to take the title to the final round and I’m aiming to cut the gap as much as possible and put George under some pressure.”