F1 » Parente no longer a Virgin as deal falls through; Soucek to benefit?

For Alvaro Parente, the dream of being an official F1 test driver with Virgin Racing in 2010 already appears to have been cruelly shattered, as one of the promising young Portuguese star's key sponsors backtracks on its pledge of financial support

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George Zaidan

February 18, 2010 3:15 PM

As the GP2 Series and A1GP World Cup of Motorsport race-winner I suppose he should be glad, I'm sure he could find another drive some where else, IMO Virgin is washed up and will not be able to compete in Formula 1, it looks like Richard Branson is only giving crumbs to this team while milking as much publicity as possibly for his name brand.

(remember to hit the thumbs-down button please don't disappoint me)

Ash Miller - Unregistered

February 18, 2010 5:12 PM

A great shame as another proven talent is drowned under the sea of monetary hardship...

On a lighter note, i hope those virgin jackets are for sale once the team comes to the circus in Bahrain...theyre awesome!

MeymacAnthony - Unregistered

February 18, 2010 6:10 PM

Hold on - Parente out as Portugese Tourist Office has not paid its dues - yet ,assuming your quote is correct, Soucek will be in - without having to pay!
Am I missing summat?

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