Marciello to participate in FP1 in Austin this weekend

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It was announced this weekend that Ferrari protege Raffaele Marciello will get more track time behind the wheel of a Formula 1 car when he takes part in first United States Grand Prix practice for Sauber on Friday.

Marciello who is a member of Ferrari’s young driver programme since 2010 and Sauber’s official reserve, has already taken part in practice in Malaysia, Spain and Britain this season.

He also completed two days of in-season testing with the Swiss team and one day with Ferrari.

Marciello will drive in the first 90-minute session before Felipe Nasr takes over the car for the remainder of the weekend at Austin.

The Italian is currently eighth in the GP2 standings, having scored three podiums for Trident this season.

The race in Austin marks Sauber’s 400th grand prix, with the Swiss team having entered the championship in 1993.

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