adds Italian racer Fisichella

Giancarlo Fisichella

Giancarlo Fisichella will soon be racing his way onto the poker felt courtesy of

The Italian racing legend recently has signed with as an ambassador in an attempt to bring the excitement of Formula One racing to the poker circuit.

"Poker has become a very popular pastime in the paddock in recent months with many of the drivers," Fisichella said.

"I have joined two teams recently and am delighted to be in pole position as a new ambassador for"

A veteran of over 200 grand prix starts, Fisichella recently signed a contract with Ferrari that will see him drive with the team for the rest of the 2009 Formula One season.

Fisichella raised some eyebrows with his strong play in the Sports Stars Challenge IV this summer. The racecar driver was a favorite to win his heat, but eventually lost out to PartyPoker qualifier Scott O'Reilly. is marking Fisichella's signing by offering a number of daily freerolls where Italian players can win a piece of a 500 prize pool and a unique shirt signed by Fisichella.

The freerolls will run until Oct. 31. Check the site for more details.

"Giancarlo is a fantastic new ambassador for," said a PartyPoker spokesman.

"The freerolls are exclusive to Italian residents, but the rest of the world and the international poker circuit is likely to feel the force of Fisi as he gets involved in the game.

"Many commentators have already said that they believe he is on track to be one of the best 'celebrity' players on the poker circuit."

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