Fisichella to race S5000 in Adelaide

The three-time grand prix winner has signed on with Workforce BRM as a visitor driver for the V8-powered sequence because it makes its debut on the well-known Adelaide avenue circuit.

The Adelaide 500 will mark the second spherical of the Tasman Sequence, which kicked off on the Gold Coast final weekend.

Fisichella is not an entire stranger to S5000, having inked a race deal for the Albert Park spherical in 2020.

Nevertheless he solely received a single day of observe and qualifying earlier than the occasion was cancelled because of the pandemic.

“I’m thrilled to be coming again to Australia to race S5000 – eventually,” mentioned Fisichella.

“After the unlucky cancellation of the races on the 2020 Australian Grand Prix, it’s like we’ve unfinished enterprise to deal with.

“My Formulation 1 profession began actually a number of weeks after the final F1 race in Adelaide, so I’ve by no means pushed on the circuit, which is now a barely shorter model of the GP monitor, and so am trying ahead to it enormously. I anticipate the S5000 automobile might be quick there.

“I’m additionally thrilled to be driving with Workforce BRM, which has a fantastic document in racing in Australia – and who ran my buddy Rubens [Barrichello] when he drove S5000 at their very first occasion, in 2019, after which on the ‘no race’ Grand Prix in 2020.”

Adelaide 500 CEO Mark Warren mentioned Fisichella might be a welcome addition to the revived occasion.

“We’re ecstatic to host Fisi in Adelaide and have little question he’ll placed on a present for all eventgoers, notably the Formulation 1 fanatics,” he mentioned.

“Fisichella brings high quality expertise from his driving pursuits in Formulation 1, GT and sportscar racing all over the world and provides to the excessive calibre motorsport programme.

“We’re now slightly below a month to go till we hit the monitor and this newest signing kicks off a string of huge bulletins we anticipate to roll out within the coming weeks.”

Nathan Herne has taken an early Tasman Sequence lead after clean-sweeping the opener in Surfers Paradise final weekend.

The Adelaide 500 will run from December 1-4.

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