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Raffaele Marciello
Raffaele Marciello 2017
Driver Details
Nationality Flag of Italy Italian
Date of Birth 17 December 1994
Date of Death
Experience Blancpain GT Series
GP2 Series
Formula E Career
Tests 2
Début Flag of Morocco 2019 Rookie Test
Teams Flag of Germany HWA Racelab
Current Season
Team Flag of the United States GEOX DRAGON
Role Test/Reserve driver
Raffaele Marciello (born 17 December 1994 in Zürich, Switzerland), is a Swiss born, Italian racing driver, who serves as a test driver for GEOX DRAGON during the 2018/19 ABB FIA Formula E Championship.[1] A champion of the Blancpain GT Series and the FIA Formula 3 European Championship, Marciello had previously taken part in the 2019 Rookie Test for HWA Racelab as a works Mercedes-AMG driver.[2]

Marciello is also heavily rumoured to take over the #6 GEOX Dragon entry at the 2019 Rome E-Prix, although this has yet to be officially confirmed.[3]

Background

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.[4] That same year would see Marciello move into single-seater race cars, with the Italian moving to the Abarth series in his native Italy.[4] 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.[5]

Shattered Dreams

Marciello entered the Italian Formula Three Championship in 2011, joining long-term Ferrari associated effort Prema Powerteam.[4] 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.[4] Marciello duly went one better in 2013, becoming outright Champion, while also taking a seat in the Toyota Racing Series over the winter.[4]

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.[4] He would also test a Ferrari Formula One car at the end of the season, before moving to another GP2 team for 2015.[4] 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.[4]

2016 proved to be Marciello's last full campaign in single-seaters, with the Italian deeming the road to F1 too expensive to complete.[4]

GT Generation

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.[4] 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.[4] 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.[4]

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.[2] 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.[6] 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.[1]

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
Year Entrant No. Car Role
2018/19 Flag of Germany HWA Racelab[2] 17 Venturi VFE 05 Rookie Driver
Flag of the United States GEOX DRAGON[1] 7 Penske EV-3 Test/Reserve driver

References

Videos and Images:

References:
  1. 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. 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)
  3. 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)
  4. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Mar
  5. 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)
  6. '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)
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Entrants
Audi Sport ABT SchaefflerBMW i Andretti MotorsportDS TecheetahEnvision Virgin RacingGEOX DRAGONHWA RacelabMahindra RacingNIO Formula E TeamNissan e.DamsPanasonic Jaguar RacingVenturi Formula E Team
Manufacturers
AudiBMWDSJaguarMahindra & MahindraNIONissanPenskeVenturi
Cars
Spark SRT05e
Audi e-tron FE05BMW iFE.18DS E-Tense FE 19Jaguar I-Type IIIMahindra M5ElectroNIO Sport 004Nissan IM01Penske EV-3Venturi VFE 05
Drivers
2 Sam Bird • 3 Nelson Piquet Jr./Alex Lynn • 4 Robin Frijns • 5 Stoffel Vandoorne • 6 Maximilian Günther/Felipe Nasr • 7 José María López • 8 Tom Dillmann • 11 Lucas di Grassi • 16 Oliver Turvey • 17 Gary Paffett • 19 Felipe Massa • 20 Mitch Evans • 22 Oliver Rowland • 23 Sébastien Buemi • 25 Jean-Éric Vergne • 27 Alexander Sims • 28 António Félix da Costa • 36 André Lotterer • 48 Edoardo Mortara • 64 Jérôme d'Ambrosio • 66 Daniel Abt • 94 Pascal Wehrlein/Felix Rosenqvist
E-Prix
Ad DiriyahMarrakechSantiagoMexico CityHong KongSanyaRomeParisMonacoBerlinBernNew York City INew York City II
Tests
ValenciaAd DiriyahRookie TestMexico City
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