Manor Motorsport has announced it will run a GP3 team in 2010 – and the its top driver will get a test with the new Virgin F1 team. The two teams will be run from the same base and Manor’s GP3 outfit will form part of Virgin’s driver development programme. They will have access to … Continue reading Manor GP3 driver to get Virgin F1 test
Virgin Racing has confirmed its long-expected take over of the Manor Grand Prix team for 2010. And it has announced the team’s second driver will be Brazilian rookie Lucas di Grassi. Di Grassi completes Virgin’s 2010 F1 driver line-up, joining Toyota refugee Timo Glock.
Virgin has announced it will reveal the first details of its 2010 F1 team on Tuesday next week. Now Brazilian website IG Esporte claims Lucas di Grassi will be announced as the team’s second driver. He will join Timo Glock, who he raced against in GP2 in 2006 and 2007. Virgin will take over the … Continue reading Virgin to confirm di Grassi on Tuesday?
The official 2010 F1 teams list published today by the FIA has confirmed long-standing rumours the new Manor entry will be branded by former Brawn sponsors Virgin. The FIA has also noted the absence of an entry from Toyota and has not yet substituted it with another team – including new BMW owners Sauber.
The 2010 F1 driver line-up took another step closer to completion today – but not with the widely predicted move by Jenson Button to McLaren. It was another of the new F1 outfits, Manor Grand Prix, who announced ex-Toyota racer Timo Glock had joined them for 2010.
Following yesterday’s developments it now looks like there could be as many as 14 teams racing in F1 in 2010. It would be fabulous to see 28-car Formula 1 grids, but is it really likely? I’m not sure.