Racing Engineering ready to start new season at Sakhir

Two new drivers, Stefano Coletti and Raffaele Marciello - a new line-up for a new season.

The 2014 GP2 series gets underway this weekend at the Sakhir International Circuit, Bahrain. This year the Series will comprise of 11 rounds and, for the first time, the GP2 teams will be racing in Austria and Russia.

Raffaele Marciello
Raffaele Marciello

Photo by: GP2 Media Service

Racing Engineering will start the season with two new drivers, Stefano Coletti from Monaco and Raffaele (Lello) Marciello, the Swiss-born Italian. Stefano already has GP2 experience having first raced in the Series in 2011 and last year he took three race wins including one at his home track of Monaco and he was a contender for the Drivers’ Championship until the end of the season. Lello will have his first GP2 race in Bahrain but he has already proven his ability taking twenty wins in the FIA Formula 3 European championship in two seasons as well as taking the championship in 2013.

For this race Pirelli will be providing both their ha! rd and soft compounds and, in a change to this year’s regulation, the GP2 teams must use both nominated compounds during the race. However, the tyre allocation for GP2 is a lot lower: three sets of the hard prime compound and two of the soft option per car per race weekend. With two races over the weekend, as well as Free Practice and Qualification, selection of the tyres and when to use them will be crucial to success.

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Series FIA F2
Drivers Stefano Coletti , Raffaele Marciello
Teams Racing Engineering
Article type Preview
Tags bahrain, racing engineering, raffaele marciello, stefano coletti