|Date of Birth||17 December 1994|
|Date of Death|
|Experience||Blancpain GT Series|
|Formula E Career|
|Début||2019 Rookie Test|
Marciello's career began in karting at the age of eleven, with the Italian duly climbing through the ranks to the KF2 class by 2010. That same year would see Marciello move into single-seater race cars, with the Italian moving to the Abarth series in his native Italy. Third in the Championship with two victories earned Marciello a spot in the Ferrari Driver Academy, as well as enough sponsorship to move into Formula Three.
Marciello entered the Italian Formula Three Championship in 2011, joining long-term Ferrari associated effort Prema Powerteam. Third overall, and second in the rookie ranks, saw the Italian move in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship in 2012, with a stunning debut season seeing the Italian finish a runner-up. Marciello duly went one better in 2013, becoming outright Champion, while also taking a seat in the Toyota Racing Series over the winter.
Ferrari would promote Marciello to the GP2 Series in 2014, taking his first victory later that season after a race long duel with Stoffel Vandoorne. He would also test a Ferrari Formula One car at the end of the season, before moving to another GP2 team for 2015. However, a disappointing season with Trident saw Marciello move to Russian Time for 2016, with Marciello also losing his FDA status and a role as the Sauber F1 Team's test and reserve driver.
2016 proved to be Marciello's last full campaign in single-seaters, with the Italian deeming the road to F1 too expensive to complete.
Marciello left GP2 to begin a career in the w:c:motorsport:Blancpain GT Series, joining the Mercedes-Benz backed AKKA ASP team in 2017. Fifth in the Endurance Cup earned Marciello a second season in 2018, with Mercedes also signing the Italian up as a full factory driver at the start of the campaign. That seemed to spur Marciello on, with the Italian duly taking the Blancpain GT Series crown in the Sprint Cup, and finish as runner-up in the Endurance Cup.
Formula E History
Marciello got his first chance to test an ABB FIA Formula E Championship car during the 2018/19 season, when offered a chance to drive at the 2019 Rookie Test. The Italian subsequently drove for the Mercedes backed, but Venturi powered, HWA Racelab crew, ending the day in eighth as the best of the VFE 05 pilots. That earned Marciello a role as test and reserve driver with GEOX DRAGON a few weeks later, with the Italian ace also getting a run at the 2019 Mexico City Test.
Full Formula E Record
Shown below are a series of tables outlining Raffaele Marciello's career in Formula E in statistical form:
|Raffaele Marciello's Formula E Test Record|
|2018/19||HWA Racelab||17||Venturi VFE 05||Rookie Driver|
|GEOX DRAGON||7||Penske EV-3||Test/Reserve driver|
Videos and Images:
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Sam Smith, 'Marciello to Test for GEOX Dragon', e-racing365.com, (John Dagys Media LLC., 15/02/2019), https://e-racing365.com/formula-e/marciello-to-test-for-geox-dragon/, (Accessed 15/02/2019)
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Jake Kilshaw, 'HWA Confirms Marciello for Marrakesh Rookie Test', e-racing365.com, (John Dagys Media, LLC., 05/01/2019), https://e-racing365.com/formula-e/hwa-confirms-marciello-for-marrakesh-rookie-test/, (Accessed 06/01/2019)
- ↑ Sam Smith, 'Marciello’s Rome Debut Possible; Double Duty Necessary', e-racing365.com, (John Dagys Media, LLC., 17/02/2019), https://e-racing365.com/formula-e/marciellos-rome-debut-possible-double-duty-necessary/, (Accessed 20/02/2019)
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- ↑ Matt Beer, 'Ferrari expands young driver academy', autosport.com, (Haymarket Media, 06/03/2010), https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/81893/ferrari-expands-young-driver-academy, (Accessed 20/02/2019)
- ↑ 'Nico Muller tops the times in Marrakesh rookie test for second year in succession', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 13/01/2019), https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2019/january/nico-muller-tops-the-times-in-marrakesh-rookie-test-for-second-year-in-succession, (Accessed 16/01/2019)