Alex Fontana joins Trulli for Formula E finale in London

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GP3 Series driver Alex Fontana will race for the Trulli Formula E Team at this weekend’s London ePrix, stepping in for Vitantonio Liuzzi.

Liuzzi made his final Formula E appearance three weeks ago in Moscow before confirming that he would not be racing in London due to a clash with another championship.

As a result, Jarno Trulli will now race alongside Fontana for his eponymous team in London, with the Swiss racer being confirmed on Thursday.

Fontana currently races in the GP3 Series for Status Grand Prix, having previously worked as a junior driver at Lotus F1 Team and enjoying tests in both Formula 1 and DTM.

With this announcement, the grid for the final two races of the inaugural Formula E season is set, boasting five rookies out of 20 drivers.

IndyCar driver Simona de Silvestro will make her debut in the series with Andretti this weekend, carrying over her TE Connectivity livery for the team’s cars in London.

McLaren test driver Oliver Turvey has joined NEXTEV TCR for the weekend, racing alongside series leader Nelson Piquet Jr, whilst Sakon Yamamoto (Amlin Aguri) and Fabio Leimer (Virgin Racing) also get their first starts.

Santino Ferrucci will drive No. 14 for AJ Foyt Racing full time in 2023 IndyCar season

Santino Ferrucci AJ Foyt
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Santino Ferrucci will return to full-time racing in the NTT IndyCar Series next season, joining AJ Foyt Racing.

Ferrucci had made eight IndyCar starts with three teams since his last full-time season in 2020 while also racing part time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series this year.

He will drive the storied No. 14 Dallara-Chevrolet for four-time Indy 500 winner A.J. Foyt’s team, which will field the car from its Waller, Texas headquarters.

“It’s incredibly exciting to be back in the INDYCAR Series full time,” Ferrucci said in a team release. “Being a part-time driver over the last two years has been hard for me, personally. I’m a race car driver, and I want to compete. Working with different teams has been exciting, and I’m proud that no matter which car I’ve raced, I’ve always shown speed and consistency. I couldn’t be more excited to join AJ Foyt Racing in the 14 Chevy. I can’t wait to make the best of it.”

Ferrucci, 24, had finished a career-best fourth in IndyCar four times, including the 104th Indy 500 in 2020. He was the 2019 Indy 500 rookie of the year with a sixth.

In nine Xfinity starts since 2021, Ferrucci has a career-best finish of 13th at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

“I am thrilled to welcome Santino to the team,” Larry Foyt said in a release. “He’s shown a knack for getting toward the front of the field, and I think he is a racer who moves forward on race day. A.J. sees the fire in him and has enjoyed their meetings together. I think Santino’s experience will help his rookie teammate as well, so he is a great addition to our roster.”

Ferrucci will be teamed at AJ Foyt Racing with Benjamin Pedersen, who finished fifth in the 2022 Indy Lights standings. The team has yet to specify the number for Pedersen’s entry, which will be fielded out of its Indianapolis race shop.

Foyt’s two full-time drivers last season were Dalton Kellett and Kyle Kirkwood, who is moving to Andretti Autosport.