- Oct 27, 2014
Michela Cerruti has left her seat at Formula E team Trulli GP and will be replaced by Vitantonio Liuzzi in yet another late driver change before this weekend’s Miami ePrix.
The team announced that the Italian driver chose to withdraw for professional reasons, and team principal Lucio Cavuto praised Cerruti’s efforts in their four races together: “The whole team and I are very sad that Michela won’t be racing with us any longer. We would like to take this opportunity to thank her for her great contribution to the team and wish her the very best of luck for the future. Cerruti herself said only: “I’m extremely sad to leave Formula E. I thank Team Trulli for having me involved in this excellent competition and I wish them good luck for the rest of the season.”
Liuzzi is only the latest example of a former F1 driver to enter the Formula E grid, including his now-teammate and team owner Jarno Trulli, who provided the team’s best result with 4th place at Punta del Este back in December. The 34 year-old revealed he was on holiday when Jarno gave him the call, to which he “of course said yes”. He continued by saying: “It’s a privilege to be racing with such a long time friend and it will be very nice to be in the same team. The first big task will be to find a race suit! Don’t be surprised if you see me in one of Jarno’s helmets.”
News of Liuzzi’s drive follows the announcement of Scott Speed replacing Marco Andretti at Andretti Autosport, Loïc Duval in for Oriol Servià at Dragon Racing and Charles Pic replacing Ho-Pin Tung at China Racing.
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