Sauber have brought another driver on board for the 2015 season, the Swiss-born, Italian racer Raffaele Marciello, who is part of the Ferrari Driver Academy. Team principal, Monisha Kaltenborn, says of their new hiring: “He proved his great talent in junior formulas and his season in the European Formula 3 Championship with 13 wins and the title victory was particularly impressive.”
She added that he will be taking part in some Friday free practice sessions during the year, which will keep him nice and busy as he combines his test duties with a second season in the GP2 championship. Marciello says: “I really think this is the best choice for my future career. Together with my new F1 role, this will give me a very busy 2015 season. I want to thank the Ferrari Driver Academy for giving me this important opportunity and now I really can’t wait to start delivering my best.”
Sauber have sacrificed experience for youth in 2015, with race drivers Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr replacing Adrian Sutil and Esteban Gutiérrez.
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References Adrian Sutil, Esteban Gutiérrez, Felipe Nasr, Marcus Ericsson, Monisha Kaltenborn
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