SEPTEMBER 3, 2009
Ferrari signs Fisichella
Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro has announced that Giancarlo Fisichella will drive the second car for the rest of the 2009 season.
"We have chosen Fisichella because we can expect him to make a valuable contribution in this final part of the season," commented Stefano Domenicali. "Giancarlo has shown, throughout his long career, that he is fast and competitive and we are therefore proud to be able to run an Italian driver in our home race. We wish to thank Luca Badoer for the team spirit he demonstrated in these circumstances: it is a shame he was unable to show his true worth in these last two races, tackled under conditions which anyone would have found difficult."
Force India has yet to announce a replacement but the drive should go to Tonio Liuzzi.