Todays announcement of Marussia Virgin racing was interesting because it connects the story L’Equipe published two days ago. They picked up Adrian Quaife-Hobbs, Charles Pic and Reserve Driver Robert Wickens for the Young Drivers Day.
L’Equipe wrote two days ago that Charles Pic has signed with Marussia to get the place of D’Ambrosio for the 2012 season. As the team mentioned: “For Frenchman Charles Pic this will be the first time he has driven an F1 car. He will take over the reins of the MVR-02 on Tuesday afternoon, followed by a further day of running on Wednesday. The 21 year-old finished 4th in this year’s GP2 Series Championship, securing two race wins, five podiums and three pole positions along the way”. Adrian will do half a day, Pic with do one and and half day and Wickens did FP1 and Thursday in full.
Until the announcement Pic was connected for testing opportunities for almost all the teams from midfield down to the end of the grid. Lets see if we have any news from that end shortly.