Marciello returns to single-seaters for Red Bull Ring F2 round

Former Ferrari protege Raffaele Marciello will reunite with Trident in the Formula 2 round at the Red Bull Ring this weekend.

Marciello returns to single-seaters for Red Bull Ring F2 round
Raffaele Marciello, Ferrari Academy Driver
Sergio Canamasas, Trident
Sergio Canamasas, Trident
 Sergio Canamasas, Trident
#90 Akka ASP Mercedes AMG GT3: Edoardo Mortara, Michael Meadows, Raffaele Marciello
#90 Akka ASP Mercedes AMG GT3: Michael Meadows, Raffaele Marciello

Marciello, 22, will be back behind the wheel of a Dallara GP2/11, having driven the car in F2's predecessor series GP2 in 2014-2016.

At Trident, Marciello – who drove for the outfit in 2015 - will replace Sergio Canamasas, who is to race for another Italian team, Rapax, instead.

Said Marciello: "I'm really proud to be back working with Team Trident after the previous and really positive experience in the 2015 GP2 Series.

"They proved both competitive and professional throughout the years, a real benchmark in motor sports. I look forward to making my contribution to strengthen the team even further."

Part of the Ferrari Driver Academy since age 15, Marciello tested Ferrari and Sauber F1 machinery and was even a reserve driver for the latter.

However, he split with the Scuderia following the 2015 season and looked to call time on his open-wheel career a year after, having admitted his chances of making it to F1 were "zero".

The Italian's primary campaign this year is with Blancpain GT team AKKA-ASP, as he drives a Mercedes-AMG GT3 car in both the Sprint and Endurance categories within the series.

The pre-Red Bull Ring line-up shuffle leaves GP2 veteran Johnny Cecotto without an F2 seat, as Canamasas slots in alongside McLaren junior Nyck de Vries at Rapax.

The only other change to the grid since Baku is ART Grand Prix regular Alex Albon returning from injury.

shares
comments
Leclerc column: Reflecting on an emotional Baku weekend

Previous article

Leclerc column: Reflecting on an emotional Baku weekend

Next article

Red Bull Ring F2: Leclerc leads Prema 1-2 in practice

Red Bull Ring F2: Leclerc leads Prema 1-2 in practice
Load comments
What next for "too politically incorrect" for F1 Ticktum? Prime

What next for "too politically incorrect" for F1 Ticktum?

Having by his own admission "blown my chances" of reaching Formula 1, Dan Ticktum is facing an uncertain future. A driver of unquestioned ability who has at times been his own worst enemy, can he apply his lessons and rebuild his career hopes?

FIA F2
Sep 30, 2021
How Piastri could be forced to spend 2022 on the bench Prime

How Piastri could be forced to spend 2022 on the bench

Tipped as the next big thing after winning the FIA Formula 3 championship in his rookie season, Oscar Piastri has taken Formula 2 by storm and looks set to clinch that title too. But with no Formula 1 seat available to him for next year, the Alpine junior may have to wait for his time in the spotlight…

FIA F2
Sep 24, 2021
How Campos Racing has bounced back from its devastating loss Prime

How Campos Racing has bounced back from its devastating loss

After the sudden death of its founder in January, Formula 2 stalwart Campos Racing was left facing its hardest season to date. But new team boss Adrian Jr is determined to honour his father’s legacy and has returned the team to its winning ways

FIA F2
Sep 20, 2021
How F2 and F3's flawed format changes could prove shortlived Prime

How F2 and F3's flawed format changes could prove shortlived

After a chaotic 2020, marred by the coronavirus pandemic, the FIA brought in radical changes to Formula 2 and 3. But less than 12 months later, there are talks of them being reversed after all did not go to plan…

FIA F2
Sep 9, 2021
The Red Bull F1 junior aiming to defy geographical odds Prime

The Red Bull F1 junior aiming to defy geographical odds

It's a long way from Pukekohe New Zealand to Milton Keynes, but Red Bull's Kiwi protege Liam Lawson has defied plenty of odds to reach the rung below F1. He's endured disappointment since winning on his F2 debut in Bahrain, but is determined to turn his season around and prove himself worthy of a place on the F1 grid

FIA F2
Jul 27, 2021
How Red Bull's next F1 hopeful turned around his season Prime

How Red Bull's next F1 hopeful turned around his season

Having impressed in Formula 3, Juri Vips looked to be next cab off the rank in Red Bull's prestigious Junior Team before his 2020 schedule was dealt a heavy blow by the COVID-19 pandemic. After a tough start to life in Formula 2, Vips is showing signs of a recovery - could he be the first Estonian to reach Formula 1?

FIA F2
Jun 14, 2021
How F1 hopeful Pourchaire is re-writing the F2 record books Prime

How F1 hopeful Pourchaire is re-writing the F2 record books

He'd marked himself out as a star of the future in last year's FIA Formula 3 championship, but 17-year-old Theo Pourchaire underlined his credentials by winning his first Formula 2 race in the Monaco feature. Sauber junior status gives him a clear route to the top, but with wisdom beyond his years, he's not getting caught up in his own hype.

FIA F2
Jun 3, 2021
The F1 hopeful living two lives to keep his dream alive Prime

The F1 hopeful living two lives to keep his dream alive

Having lost his backing from Red Bull, Richard Verschoor has had to graft to continue his ascent up the single-seater ladder. An impressive Formula 2 debut in Bahrain, despite the lateness of his deal, shows his unorthodox approach is paying dividends.

FIA F2
Apr 22, 2021