Romeo Ferraris has announced that Oliver Webb will complete the driver line-up for the 2021 season of the PURE ETCR. The 30-year-old Brit joins the already announced Stefano Coletti, Luca Filippi and Rodrigo “Digo” Baptista to drive one of the Giulia ETCR by Romeo Ferraris in the new series for electric cars that will kick off at Vallelunga on 18-20 June.
Webb, born in 1991, has already tested the car built by the Opera-based constructor during the official tests conducted last 5-6 May on the Roman track. He could evaluate the car on different levels of power and found quickly an excellent working approach with the staff of Romeo Ferraris.
Oliver was at his debut with a Touring car, but could benefit from his previous experiences with electric powertrains. In 2020 he took part in two Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy races in Berlin and he has also tested Formula E in the past.
Webb’s curriculum includes prestigious results with single-seaters, from Formula Renault 2.0, British F3, Formula Renault 3.5 to Indy Lights in theUS, but also in endurance racing. In 2014, he won the European Le Mans Series and took a LMP2 class podium at the Le Mans 24 Hours.
Romeo Ferraris has further defined the pairing in the two Giulia ETCR for 2021: Coletti and Filippi will be associated to drive one of the units, while Baptista and Webb will share the other one.
Michela Cerruti, Romeo Ferraris Operations Manager
“We are very happy to welcome Oliver in the team, completing our line-up for the 2021 PURE ETCR. We have already worked well together at the Vallelunga tests earlier this month, where Oliver contributed his experience, with a very positive approach. Thanks to him, Stefano, Luca and Rodrigo, we will have a high profile team that will allow us to take up the new challenge of electric racing”.
“I’m extremely excited to be joining the Pure ETCR series with Romeo Ferraris. It’s a new venture for me with my first time in touring cars and also my first time in an electric series full time. I can’t wait for the challenge and with limited testing ahead I’m excited to keep progressing my Knowledge of the car and working closely with the team for some great results in 2021”.