Midland sign Del Monte as reserve 18 Apr 2006
Midland have announced that Fabrizio Del Monte has joined the team in a test and reserve role. The 26-year-old native of Latina, Italy, tested successfully with the team at Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, in December 2005.
"We are very happy to welcome Fabrizio to the team," commented the teams Managing Director, Colin Kolles. "He demonstrated considerable pace and know-how during his time with us in Jerez last year, and we look forward to seeing more of his potential at a future Grand Prix weekend."
Del Monte said, "I am very grateful to Mr. Kolles and the entire Midland organisation for providing me with this opportunity. I really enjoyed the time I spent testing with the team testing last winter and I'm confident that I can do a good job for them. They are making good progress and hopefully I can help them develop the car even further."
Del Monte first tested a Formula One car with Minardi back in 2003, but the pinnacle of his single-seater career to date was taking the runner-up spot in the 2003 and 2004 European Formula 3000 Championships. Last year he participated in three rounds of the US-based Champ Car World Series.