Former Formula 1 and IMSA Risi Competizione driver Giancarlo Fisichella will join Spirit of Race’s WEC GTE Am crew for the 2018/19 ‘Super Season.’
The Italian will race alongside 2017 duo Thomas Flohr and Francesco Castellacci in the team’s Ferrari 488 GTE, in the seat filled by Miguel Molina (who will race with AF Corse in GTE Pro at Le Mans) last year.
“I am really excited to be joining Thomas, Francesco and the whole Spirit of Race family,” Fisichella said. “The FIA WEC is one of the most thrilling and competitive series in the world and I’m very much looking forward to a successful season in this strong team.
“The new Ferrari 488 GTE has been fantastic to drive during the pre-season practice and it’s going to be really exciting to get the most out of it in the fight on track.”
Flohr added: “Having Giancarlo joining us is fantastic news for the team and I can’t wait to start the season competing alongside him. Last year we made some excellent progress as a team, with the highlight being the win at Fuji, so I’m hoping that with Giancarlo’s support we will be able to go on to even greater success.”
“It’s a real privilege for me to be competing with one of the greatest Italian drivers of the last two decades,” concluded Castellacci. “I’ve always looked up to Giancarlo as an icon in the world of motorsport and I can’t wait to achieve some great things with the Spirit of Race this season. Bring on the first race!”