Trident have announced today that Raffaele Marciello has joined them for the 2015 GP2 Series season.
“Lello” won the 2013 European Formula 3 Championship and is part of the Ferrari Driver Academy. He has been selected as a third driver by Sauber for 2015 and he already had the chance to test drive a Ferrari F1 car in Abu Dhabi, where he showcased his outstanding talent.
Maurizio Salvadori, Trident Team Principal: “By reaching this agreement, I can say I fulfilled one of the dreams I have been chasing for a long time: having an extraordinarily capable Italian racer like Raffaele in our GP2 Team. At the same time, I understand that the expectations on him and on the results for 2015 are very high, but I am sure that the technical staff of Trident Motorsport is ready to provide Lello with a winning car, and everybody is determined to achieve the goals we have set. We will do our utmost in order to provide our contribution to Lello’s career, as he has the chance to finally bring the Italian banner back to the Formula 1 grids”.
Raffaele Marciello: “I am absolutely delighted to join Trident. I have been able to feel their trust and interest straight away and I really appreciated their attention towards me and my driving style. Given this strong reciprocal interest, I am sure we will be able to work in great harmony with the goal of achieving the best possible results. I know that there is a lot of work to do but, thanks to the support of Ferrari and FDA, I think we have what it takes to succeed”.