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Virgin again insists D’Ambrosio not at risk

Jerome D'Ambrosio is backed once again by Virgin team boss John Booth
Virgin Racing team principal John Booth has again insisted that Jerome D'Ambrosio's seat with the team is safe until the end of the season.

The Belgian driver has made a solid start to his F1 career after replacing Lucas di Grassi but reports earlier this month had suggested that his position alongside Timo Glock could be at risk thanks to possible sponsorship problems [See separate story HERE].

Although Booth denied the reports at the time, speculation has continued suggesting that the 25-year-old could find himself ousted in favour of Canadian racer Robert Wickens.

However, while Wickens is a part of Virgin's development programme, Booth insisted he wasn't being lined up to replace D'Ambrosio in a race seat.

"He is in our young driver stable but we certainly don't plan on putting him in a F1 car yet,” he told the Sheffield Star. “Robert is concentrating on his Renault series. He is doing a good job in that. We will then take it from there.

"Everything is fine with Jerome. You can never say never because you can end up looking a fool, but, as things stand now, I can't envisage anything changing with him until the end of the season."



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Frank Wank - Unregistered

May 27, 2011 6:35 PM

Don't wish D'Ambrosio bad luck... but I sure would like to see what Robert Wickens could do in F1.. Young guy with tons of talent...won races in every category he has raced in and always stands out as an aggressive quick racer.. Was impressive in A1GP for Canada as an 18 year old racing against a big field of experienced drivers. 1 win and 4 podiums in a handful of races. Especially good as the Canadian Team was a bodged together team and not that great.. Lets see what happens :)



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