Group Admins

  • Profile picture of Keith Collantine

Group Mods

  • Profile picture of damonsmedley
  • Profile picture of Bradley Downton

F1

Public Group active 4 hours, 56 minutes ago

F1 discussion

Marussia reserve driver

Tagged: 

This topic contains 10 replies, has 8 voices, and was last updated by Profile photo of Slr Slr 2 years, 3 months ago.

Viewing 11 posts - 1 through 11 (of 11 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #131609
    Profile photo of Boxcar Racer
    Boxcar Racer
    Participant

    I can’t help but notice that the women who is supposedly the Marussia reserve driver didn’t take Glock’s place at Valencia when he was ill. Why?

    #204759
    Profile photo of Mark O'Donnell
    Mark O’Donnell
    Participant

    She hasn’t got a super-license.

    #204760
    Profile photo of robk23
    robk23
    Participant

    Glock pulled out a bit too late in the day to put a reserve driver in the car anyway.

    #204761
    Profile photo of Boxcar Racer
    Boxcar Racer
    Participant

    So Marussia have a reserve driver that is not able to drive the car! I don’t think they’ll last long with that sort of thinking running the team…

    #204762
    Profile photo of Mark O'Donnell
    Mark O’Donnell
    Participant

    Good publicity though – female driver etc.

    #204763
    Profile photo of Slr
    Slr
    Participant

    According to Ted Kravitz, Jerome D’Ambrosio would have driven in place of Glock, had Marussia been allowed to run a reserve driver.

    EDIT: By the way Maria de Villota isn’t a reserve driver, she’s a test driver.

    #204764
    Profile photo of Kingshark
    Kingshark
    Participant

    I’d love to have a female driver in Formula 1, but not for the sake of having here there. She needs to be good enough to have a super-licence and to be on the grid.

    Either Valtteri Bottas or Robert Wickens deserve a seat the most out of anyone who isn’t on the grid right now. They both have junior records in lower category Formulae’s that are just about unmatched. How on earth neither of them currently have a seat in F1 is madness. At least Bottas looks like he will replace Senna soon; but that Wickens can’t even get close to open-wheel racing right now due lack of finances is a travesty.

    #204765
    Profile photo of Enigma
    Enigma
    Participant

    Completely agreed about Wickens. Let’s hope he does something like di Resta to get to F1 through DTM.

    #204766
    Profile photo of Mike
    Mike
    Participant

    @Slr , so why weren’t they allowed to replace him?

    #204767
    Profile photo of Prisoner Monkeys
    Prisoner Monkeys
    Participant

    @mojopixel

    So Marussia have a reserve driver that is not able to drive the car!

    Maria de Villota is not Marussia’s reserve driver. She never was. She is officially designated as their test driver. Because of this, Marussia do not actually have a reserve driver, which is entirely their choice and hardly a mark of incompetence – Sauber did not have a reserve driver in 2010, for instance.

    @mike

    so why weren’t they allowed to replace him?

    In order to take part in the race, you must first qualify the car. Glock sat out qualifying in the hopes that he would be fit for the race. He wasn’t, so Marussia were unable to put anyone in the car for the race.

    #204768
    Profile photo of Slr
    Slr
    Participant

    @mike What Prisoner Monkeys said. :)

Viewing 11 posts - 1 through 11 (of 11 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.