Fisichella signs with Sauber

Sauber Petronas have signed Giancarlo Fisichella as a new driver from the 2004 season onwards. The 30-year-old Italian entered into a two-year contract with the Swiss team. Giancarlo Fisichella. Photo by Jordan Grand Prix. Expressing...

Sauber Petronas have signed Giancarlo Fisichella as a new driver from the 2004 season onwards. The 30-year-old Italian entered into a two-year contract with the Swiss team.

Giancarlo Fisichella.
Photo by Jordan Grand Prix.
Expressing his enthusiasm about signing Fisichella, Team Principal Peter Sauber said, "I've been watching Giancarlo's career for years and consider him one of the best drivers in Formula One. He's not only quick but a strong fighter as well, who never gives up and makes the best of any situation. We've been in contact with Giancarlo before, and I'm very happy that, now, we've been able to sign him for our team."

Giancarlo Fisichella, too, is optimistic about his future: "In mid-August, I met with Peter Sauber and Technical Director Willy Rampf in Hinwil and immediately had a positive feeling. The new wind tunnel, in particular, highly impressed me. It proves that the team has a lot of potential and the will to be successful. I'm looking forward to my new challenge."

Giancarlo Fisichella entered Formula One in 1996 and has since participated in 119 Grand Prix races. In April of this year he won the Brazilian Grand Prix in Interlagos.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Giancarlo Fisichella , Peter Sauber
Teams Sauber , Jordan