Raffaele Marciello will join Trident for the 2015 season
Lello made his debut in GP2 last season with Racing Engineering and finished the season eighth in the Drivers’ Championship. His race win in Belgium and double podium in Austria helped him gather 74 points.
The 20-year-old Italian is a member of the Ferrari Driver Academy and drove the 2014 Ferrari in the post-season tests in Abu Dhabi last year.
Trident and Marciello have been partners before this season. The Italian drove for the team in the 2013 post-season GP2 tests and topped the standings on the first of three days.
Trident Team Principal Maurizio Salvadori: “By reaching this agreement, I can say I fulfilled one of the dreams I have been chasing for a long time: having an extraordinarily capable Italian racer like Raffaele in our GP2 Team. At the same time, I understand that the expectations on him and on the results for 2015 are very high, but I am sure that the technical staff of Trident Motorsport is ready to provide Lello with a winning car, and everybody is determined to achieve the goals we have set. We will do our utmost in order to provide our contribution to Lello’s career, as he has the chance to finally bring the Italian banner back to the Formula 1 grids”.
Raffaele Marciello: “I am absolutely delighted to join Trident. I have been able to feel their trust and interest straight away and I really appreciated their attention towards me and my driving style. Given this strong reciprocal interest, I am sure we will be able to work in great harmony with the goal of achieving the best possible results. I know that there is a lot of work to do but, thanks to the support of Ferrari and FDA, I think we have what it takes to succeed”.