My signing by McLaren GT was finally made official in the last few days.
After a number of months of negotiations punctuated by interviews and tests it’s my pleasure to announce that I have joined the McLaren GT Academy for young drivers and will be used as a works driver in one of their McLaren 650s GT3s.
I’ve yet to be told which series I’ll be mainly involved in, but this is the most prestigious current GT championship.
The races will all be long, between 3 and 24 hours, and I'll be sharing the cat with another two of the British marque's works drivers.
After Lotus, being back with a constructor is an incredible feeling, even though this time it means having a roof over my head in contrast with the single-seaters.
The GT3 car has a carbon and aluminium chassis sheathed in bodywork similar to that of the well-known road cars. Performance is fantastic which makes the GT3 championship incredibly competitive and demanding given that the greatest carmakers in the world are present in a field of 60 cars.
However, this is not to imply that there won’t be any involvement with single-seaters: in fact we’re working on the finding opportunities for a few high level open-wheel races.
In any case, keep your eyes peeled for the forthcoming events: soon you’ll be able to see the 650 hp McLaren rocket ship in the flesh in Lugano on the occasion of the traditional season presentation evening!