BREAKING NEWS: FRANKLIN JOINS DOWNTON IN F1 WITH LOTUS
It has finally been announced today that Jamie Franklin is to leave the F2 series, of which he is a point off of leading, to join Lotus in F1. The move comes after a string of guest appearances for Franklin, in which he has substituted for Lotus when Oli Peacock has failed to make races. With Peacock’s move to F2, the second Lotus seat alongside Bradley Downton became empty, but was promptly filled by Jez Hancox from Mercedes. Hancox failed to turn up to races however, and Franklin stepped in again.
After these guest appearances it can today be confirmed that Franklin has signed to race with Lotus in the F1 series for the rest of the season, leaving a vacant space at McLaren, who are believed to be in contact with lady racer Téa Kirkham.