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

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Marciello returns to single-seaters for Red Bull Ring F2 round
Valentin Khorounzhiy
By: Valentin Khorounzhiy
Jul 6, 2017, 9:21 AM

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

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.

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Series FIA F2
Event Spielberg
Location Red Bull Ring
Drivers Sergio Canamasas , Raffaele Marciello
Teams Trident , Rapax
Author Valentin Khorounzhiy
Article type Breaking news