Raffaele Marciello is another product that was broken out of the cars. After winning the European open F3, be one of the drivers important the grill of the GP2 and roll with the Sauber C34 during several sessions of free, the options for Italian around the Formula 1 are null and void. The result of that and of the need not to pay huge amounts of money to continue competing around the Formula 1, Marciello took the decision to compete in the Blancpain GT Series. The ex-pilot of the orbit Ferrari will take the Mercedes-AMG GT3 #90 of AKKA-ASP with Michael Meadows and Edo Mortara.
In this aspect, Raffaele Marciello has recognized in an interview to Endurance-Info’ the great challenge that lies ahead: “For me it is a new discipline, but I am in a car with four wheels. Out of jokes, it is inevitably slower than a single-seater GP2. The challenge is different, but very interesting. A GT3 is a car much heavier than a single seater, so I need some time to adapt. You have to gather several things to be able to shine, more than anything is the obvious level as seen in this championship. There are pilots of first level“.
“Driving with team mates is new to me, but it doesn’t bother me” explains Raffaele Marciello, to add next: “I’m delighted to compete with Michael Meadows and Edo Mortara. We have the perfect package to shine and stand out. At the end, when you look at the list of pilots, you can only exclaim a ‘wow’. Every time there are faster drivers in GT3. Many drivers who have no future in Formula 1 look at the GT3 and it raises the level. I’m happy to compete with Mercedes, the team AKKA-ASP is one of the best teams in GT3. The cars seem to have ended for me, it makes no sense to pay to fly“.