A the curtain falls on the 2015 season: happy holidays everyone!

23/12/2015

The 2015 drew to a close after the last two GP3 races in Bahrain and Abu Dhabi. I was certainly happy to return home after a month on the road, but it was all so exciting I hardly noticed the time pass. 

In both races I was the best Status GP driver and even though we were unable to fight for the leading positions we did all we possibly could. I was on the shoulder of the Top 10 over both weekends both in qualifying an in the races, but although the performance of the car had improved slightly it was not enough to hope for anything better. 

This was a very tough season as far as performance went. I felt very much at home at Status and I believe we really deserved much more, but motorsport doesn’t always give you anything back.  I can look back with satisfaction on the other appearances that marked 2015, such as Formula E with Jarno Trulli’s team, the Monte Carlo GP in World Series with the Pons team, my debut ion GT3 with my friend Ronnie Kessel's Kessel Racing... and last but by no means least, thanks to the fact that I finished ahead of teammates in the GP3 championship, the offer of testing with Status GP in GP2 and the unexpected opportunity to test with Andrea Bergamini’s Team Rapax, again in GP2. 

I was consistently around the Top 10 in GP2, with my best session bringing an 8th place, and I was almost always first, second or third among the rookies. Results that reward us, at least in part, for a season in which we had to struggle somewhat.  

Nonetheless, here we are again at the end of the year with lots of truly spectacular things in the offing for 2016 that, with your immense help, we hope to set up soon. 

Having just finished my latest round of annual military service a few days ago, I'm ready to devote myself to my family for a while, as I hope you will all have a chance to done over the next few days. 

I really do have to thank all my family, my father Raoul, my mother Soula and my sister Eleonora, without whom all this would have been impossible, my Uncle Ruben who has always believed and Uncle Roby, who I call uncle but who has always been much more and to whom I owe so much and who is always present for better or worse. As always I’ll forget hundreds of people, but my sincere thanks go to Alfredo Somaschini, Renzo Gregori, Matteo della Pietra, Luca Meroni, Antonio Caruccio, Ronnie Kessel, Jarno Trulli, Francesco Guarnieri, Emilio de Villota, Teddy Yipp Jr, David Kennedy, James Gilbride, Mia Sharizman, Luna Croci, Moira Lucca, Siria Mordasini, Neil Davenport, Angelo Brevi, Tarcisio Bee, and all the rest of the family here and in Greece, at Panos Seitanidis, Dimitris Papadopoulos, Roberto Gurian, Loris Prandi and all the members of the press who always follow our progress impeccably.  

And of course to all of you for your invaluable support at the track or from home. I truly appreciate all your efforts and hope to see you early the new year with all the latest developments!

 

Thanks again everyone and Merry Christmas!

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