Exclusive: Minardi Sign Toccacelo

Italian driver Enrico Toccacelo will become Minardi's third driver for the rest of the season, Autosport-Atlas has learned

Exclusive: Minardi Sign Toccacelo

This will be the first time this season that Minardi will field a regular third driver, having run Chanoch Nissani in the Hungarian Grand Prix as a one-off deal, and with no third driver run in the previous 12 rounds of the year.

Toccacelo was runner-up in last year's F3000 Champoinship and has been racing in World Series by Renault where he had won the opening race of the season, before splitting with his Victory Engineering team.

Minardi are expected to announce the deal soon, but sources have told Autosport-Atlas the Italian will take part in all remaining Grands Prix of the 2005 season. There are six rounds left this year, starting with next weekend's Turkish Grand Prix.

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