F1 » Marussia completes driver line-up

There is just one seat remaining on the 2013 F1 grid, after Marussia revealed its second driver on the eve of day two of testing at Jerez.

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BMFBW - Unregistered

February 06, 2013 8:25 AM

And I continue my rant...
Three-quarters of Razia's wins 2012 were assisted by the reversed grid.
Even though he was runner-up in the GP2 series last year, he's been in the series since 2009 and 2012 saw, arguably, the weakest GP2 field ever.

bob - Unregistered

February 06, 2013 8:57 AM

I'm sure all of the guys who are picked to drive in F1 are amazing drivers and all hold far more ability in a car than I could ever hope for.


It's just plain WRONG that the winner of the feeder series championship is a reserve and all those who trailed in his wake are now full time drivers!

I realise he is a reserve for a better team, but honestly, does anyone think he's actually going to race this season???

F1 needs to sort it's sh*t out! Talent before money!!!

bob - Unregistered

February 06, 2013 9:04 AM

F1 needs to step in and take a little bit of control.

How bout something like the football? Relegation!

Lowest scoring driver of the year is relegated back to GP2 and the winner of GP2 is promoted automatically!

A little bit of incentive would work wonders!

The FIA could stipulate that all teams must include the clause in their driver contracts. OK, so it's always going to be the lowest teams that this affects, but at least it will cycle the talent!

Boo - Unregistered

February 06, 2013 9:31 AM

Soooo... four of the top six in the 2012 GP2 Series make it into F1 and people are complaining?

If people don't think four of the top drivers from the VERY competitive F1-feeder series aren't deserving of a drive, then where are they going to come from?

After all, Kobayashi flopped in F3 and GP2 before he reached F1, Maldonado took years to get there, Alguersuari didn't win the FR3.5 title, Perez was a runner-up. Less than perfect routes to the top, yet they're held in high regard because they performed well once they reached the pinnacle.

Unless you want the same drivers to be propping up 24 spots on the grid for the rest of time, where else are these drivers going to start? After all, if we didn't have Minardi, we wouldn't have Alonso and Red Bull hasn't always been the dominant team it is now.

At least let them start an F1 race before berating them as slow!

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