New Formula 3 European champion Raffaele Marciello will test Formula Renault 3.5 cars for DAMS and Tech 1 at Barcelona this week.
The Ferrari Formula 1 protege claimed the F3 crown at Hockenheim last weekend after coming out on top of a season-long fight with Swede Felix Rosenqvist. He is now having his future options evaluated by the Ferrari Driver Academy.
FDA boss Luca Baldisserri said that Marciello’s 2014 program would be in GP2, FR3.5 or a combination of GP2 and the DTM.
“I’ve been in this championship for two years, had a goal to win it this year, and have achieved that goal,” Marciello said. “Now it’s time for the next step. DAMS and Tech 1 are great teams so let’s see how it goes.”
Discussions have been held between the FDA and several GP2 teams with a view to running Marciello at the official post-season test at Yas Marina in November. DAMS and Racing Engineering are understood to be the two teams most likely to field the Italian.
Marciello’s F3 crown also ensures he will receive prize tests in a Ferrari F1 car, while both he and Rosenqvist will have DTM tests with Mercedes by virtue of being the championship’s two highest-placed drivers powered by HWA engines.