May 19 (GMM) Jean Alesi’s well-known F1 face will be a common sight in the paddock this year.
That’s because his 16-year-old French son Giuliano, whose mother is Jean’s Japanese wife Kumiko Goto, has stepped up into the F1 feeder category GP3 this year.
Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport said Alesi jr will spend up to two years in the junior category.
“Each season will cost EUR 700,000,” his father, who won a single grand prix for Ferrari in 1995, said.
Another well-known face in the Barcelona paddock last weekend was Pedro de la Rosa, the former McLaren and Ferrari test driver.
“I wanted to go to WEC (Le Mans) this year but found no place,” the 45-year-old Spaniard said.
De la Rosa is working as a pundit for the Spanish broadcaster Movistar, but he revealed that he is also going back to school.
“I am completing my training in economics,” said the veteran of over 100 grands prix.
“In July I have my first exam.”