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Fisichella in sportscar move

Ferrari test driver Giancarlo Fisichella to compete in the 2010 Le Mans Series
Giancarlo Fisichella is to compete in the Le Mans Series in 2010 after his hopes of securing a race seat in F1 this season came to nothing.

Fisichella had hoped to secure a race seat this season alongside his role as test driver for Ferrari, but proved unable to find a vacancy on the grid.

As a result, the Italian will now make the move to sportscars – alongside his Ferrari commitments – with a full-season entry into the LMS.

A brief statement from series organisers ahead of the release of the official entry list confirmed the news, although it remains to be seen who Fisichella will drive for and in what kind of car.

Former F1 rival Jean Alesi has already signed a deal to race a Ferrari 430 for AF Corse this year.

The entry list is expected to be announced in the coming days.



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Alan D - Unregistered

February 02, 2010 9:59 AM

Dean, I have to agree that leaving force India was a daft thing to do. There was really very little chance of him keeping a seat at Ferrari in 2010 and even if Ferrari paid Force India well for poaching him, I was disappointed that he jumped ship so quickly. He could have said no and showed loyalty to Force India who had given him a drive for 2009 when no-one else had. So I guess other team bosses might have looked at that and wondered how committed he would be to their smaller teams in 2010. But I suspect the biggest issue was money. Is De La Rosa sponsored by Santander? Everyone else seems to be.



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