MAY 26, 1997
Morbidelli in for Larini
SAUBER has dumped Italian Nicola Larini in favor of Gianni Morbidelli.
Nicola finished sixth in Australia but has been rather disappointing since, unable to match the pace of Johnny Herbert. When Larini made some less than favorable comments about Sauber in the Italian press the team took the opportunity to edge him out and get Morbidelli instead.
Morbidelli has not raced in F1 since he finished third for Arrows at the 1995 Australian Grand Prix. He was the Jordan-Peugeot test driver last year.
The switch was made with the agreement of Ferrari.