Marciello joins GP2 test lineup

Marciello joins GP2 test lineup

Formula 2

Marciello joins GP2 test lineup


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Ferrari Formula 1 protege Raffaele Marciello will test for front-running GP2 team Racing Engineering at Yas Marina this week. The Italian, who won the Formula 3 European Championship last month, is one of six drivers slated to drive for the squad, which ran Fabio Leimer to this season’s drivers’ title.

Marciello, 18, will drive for the Spanish team on the third and final day of the Abu Dhabi test and will be joined by Mitch Evans, who spent the year with rival GP2 outfit Arden.

Fellow GP2 regulars Jolyon Palmer and Rio Haryanto will drive on Tuesday’s opening day of running with Formula Renault 3.5 racers Andre Negrao and Nico Muller in situ on day two.

Muller will also drive for Arden during the three-day test alongside Rene Binder while Evans has been confirmed for a day at champion team Russian Time which will also run German F3 frontrunner Artem Markelov.

Caterham will run Alexander Rossi, who took his first GP2 win with the squad last weekend, Haryanto, GP3 runner-up Facu Regalia and FR3.5 race winner Will Stevens, while European F3 Open points leader Sandy Stuvik is confirmed at Rapax alongside the already signed Simon Trummer.

Negrao will spend a day with Carlin, where he will be joined by another FR3.5 graduate, Jazeman Jaafar.