Giancarlo Fisichella will soon be making his presence known onto the poker tables with the help of PartyPoker.it. The Italian racing superstar has signed with PartyPoker.it on October 6th, 2009 as a poker ambassador in an attempt to introduce the excitement of F1 racing to the poker circuit.
Fisichella said that the game has become a popular pastime in the F1 racing circuit in the past months with many of the circuit drivers. He added that he had joined two teams recently and he is happy to be in a good position as a new poker ambassador for PartyPoker.it. A veteran of more than two hundred grand prix starts, Fisichella recently signed a contract with Ferrari that will see him represent the team for the rest of the 2009 F1 season.
Fisichella has raised some eyebrows with his solid play in the PartyPoker.com Sports Stars Challenge IV this summer. The F1 driver was a favorite to win his heat but eventually lost out to Scott O'Reilly, a PartyPoker qualifier. PartyPoker is celebrating Fisichella's signing by featuring a number of freerolls where Italian poker players can take home a portion of the 500 euros prize pool and a shirt signed by Fisichella.
The daily freerolls will run until October 31st, 2009. A PartyPoker spokesperson said that Fisichella is a good ambassador for PartyPoker.it. The spokesperson added that the freerolls are exclusive to Italian residents but the rest of the international poker circuit is likely to experience the force of Fisichella as he gets more involved in the game.