Sauber reserve driver Raffaele Marciello has revealed that he will drive for the Swiss team during opening practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix.
The Italian, a race winner in his maiden GP2 campaign with Racing Engineering last year, will get his first track time at the wheel of Sauber’s 2015 car at the Sepang circuit.
Marciello, a member of the Ferrari Driver Academy, first sampled Formula 1 machinery at last year’s post-Abu Dhabi Grand Prix test, driving for the Scuderia.
Sauber is yet to confirm which of its drivers, either Felipe Nasr, or Marcus Ericsson, Marciello will replace during practice.
The 20-year-old has switched from Racing Engineering to Trident for his sophomore GP2 campaign.
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