Regarding the earlier news that Puccio Giodano was moving to Franklin to replace Jochem Van Snelheid for the rest of the season. Ocelot team principle Rai Miyamoto announced during a later press conference that Puccio would be remaining with the team for the 2018 season.
''I pleased to say that Puccio will still be remaining here for next season, it's an absolute delight to see him return, especially as the boys and girls in the factory love the effort and enthusiasm he brings to the team. We are strongly hoping to be quick next year so here's to developing a strong car next season.''
As for who will partner Puccio at Ocelot in 2018, that is still something the principle remained tight lipped about.
''Of course there are many valuable drivers out there such as Karl, Enzo and our upcoming youngsters. So i'll just say watch this space, as we will have another announcement soon.''