It has been announced today that Sauber Test driver Raffaele Marciello will get another taste of Formula 1 action at Silverstone as he will again drive for Sauber in Free Practice 1 this Friday.
The Ferrari Driver Academy graduate saw some Friday action at the Malaysian and Spain Grands Prix while he was also behind the wheel of the C34 at the in-season tests at Barcelona and the Red Bull Ring. He is once again expected to replace Swede Marcus Ericsson.
In an interview with the media today, Marciello is looking forward to his outing in Silverstone and is looking forward to driving the Sauber around the circuit in FP1 and also in GP2 and showing what he can do on the track throughout the weekend ahead. Marciello stated the following:-
‘I am looking forward to another FP1 session. In general I like fast tracks; Silverstone is one of my favorites. The Becketts section particularly is always a challenge.
‘I am pleased to again be driving the Sauber C34-Ferrari. It is the third time I will be driving the car in FP1 – after Malaysia and Spain. Together with my GP2 duties, I am looking forward to another busy race weekend.’
It is clear that Marciello is looking forward to a busy weekend for him at Silverstone and is looking forward to driving the track in FP1 with Sauber and during the GP2 race weekend as well. The fact that Marciello has received another outing with Sauber show that he is doing a great job for them and he is also gaining mileage and experience incase the call for a race seat comes in the near future.
And that is all Marciello can do; deliver and perform on the track as much as possible and show everyone that he has the talent and the speed required to be successful in GP2 and most importantly in GP2 for the rest of the season ahead. I will be looking forward to seeing how he performs this weekend.