Ferrari development driver Raffaele Marciello has been appointed Sauber’s test and reserve driver for the 2015 season.
Marciello will participate in some Friday practice sessions next year. He joins a substantially overhauled line-up at the Ferrari-powered team, which has already replaced both its race drivers for 2015.
Ferrari has also confirmed Marciello will continue in GP2 for a second season, having finished eighth in this year’s championship.
Marciello, who won the European Formula Three championship last year, said Sauber “has a long tradition of building up excellent drivers”.
“I really think that this is the best choice for my future career,” he added.
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