Franklin F1 signs Enrique Ruiz
After some speculation as to who was going to fill the third spot in the British team, Jamie Franklin has finally announced that 22 year old, Brazilian driver, Enrique Ruiz will be Franklin F1′s newest addition to the team, claiming him as their reserve driver.
“Enqrique has shown in previous lower formulas that he has speed and intelligence in his racing, and that is what we want here, a combination of the two. He gelled with the team almost instantly on arrival, and is really enthusiastic, which brings a lot of energy to the team. Obviously, he’d like to be racing, but he’s still young, and things may change. We’ll try and get him running where we can, and he’ll be spending a lot of time in the simulator as well. Ellington was the prime candidate for the role, but we want team players here, not arrogant individuals,”
It’s clear that Franklin is still quite bitter about British driver Lewis Ellington, but their new driver signing is certainly an exciting prospect.