As we mentioned in our season review podcast, Sauber’s 2014 campaign was one to forget but they have two new drivers for 2015 and just announced that GP2 driver, Raffaele Marciello will become their reserve driver.
It’s not dissimilar to the Ferrari-powered seat that Jules Bianchi received at Marussia as Marciello was one of the drivers Ferrari used during the last test of the season and finding homes for their potential development drivers is par for the course. Sauber’s team boss, Monisha Kaltenborn, said:
“We will give Raffaele the opportunity to become familiar with Formula 1, which also includes him taking part in some free practice sessions,”
A good move for a young career as Raffaele will add the Sauber role to his GP2 duties in 2015. Let’s hope he finds some seat time and can help Sauber start its progress back up the grid in 2015.