F1 » Palmer: Soucek F1 chance underlines success of Formula Two


MotorSport Vision (MSV) founder and former BBC commentator Jonathan Palmer has pointed to Andy Soucek's F1 promotion as Virgin Racing test and reserve driver in 2010 as proof that the re-invented, low-cost feeder series is fulfilling its stated remit

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RacersEdge - Unregistered

February 25, 2010 6:10 PM

Personally, I think it's too early to call it a success. Signing up to be a test & reserve driver in a brand new team isn't what you would called proving the creditability of a series (although, that being said - you figure Virgin took him on talent given that Palmer spells out Soucek's financial issues.)

With current testing regulations, the poor lad is pretty much reduced to by-stander for the year, with the hope of a race seat if either race driver moves on.

When an F2 champ gets on to the grid, then you can call it a success. I do personally hope it does happen. I think the F2 initiative is a great thing, especially in a world where money trumps talent on most occasions.

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