Ferrari youngster Marciello joins Racing Engineering in GP2

By on Tuesday, February 18, 2014
GP2 Media Service

GP2 Media Service

Ferrari protege Raffaele Marciello has joined Racing Engineering for this season's GP2 championship.

Marciello, 19, won the Formula Three European championship last season.

Racing Engineering took Fabio Leimer to the GP2 title in 2013.

Marciello tested for Racing Engineering at the end of last season and had already been confirmed in GP2, but had yet to reveal with which team he would race.

"I'm really happy to be a part of Racing Engineering," said Marciello.

"It is one of the strongest teams and I feel best placed and very proud to be with them.

"GP2 is a fantastic platform because you can start learning more about tyre management and because you are also in the paddock close to the Formula 1 environment."

"I am really thankful for the continued support of Ferrari Driver Academy and for the opportunity to race with my new team, I'm sure that we'll do a really good job together."

Team chief Alfonso de Orleans-Borbon said that he was pleased to team up with Marciello.

"I am proud of the choice to race with Raffaele this year and confident that his past experience and support of the Ferrari Driver Academy will be a benefit for Racing Engineering in our targets for the season. This confidence is also a result of the efforts and great amount of work that this team has been producing during these last years."

"With this, we are very happy to have among our ranks the current European F3 champion for the 2014 season, something that will motivate us even more to equal, if not improve, the results in GP2 that Racing Engineering had last season."

Marciello's rivals will include McLaren youngster Stoffel Vandoorne - who will race for ART - and Caterham reserve driver Alexander Rossi.

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