Tag Archive: Luiz Razia

Jan 20

‘F1 not always best option for Brazilians’

Massa has moved to struggling Williams for 2014

Felipe Massa  no 19 The president of Brazil’s auto racing federation is not sure it is true that “F1 is always the best option” for the country’s rising drivers. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 31

Da Costa deserves seat more than Kvyat – Razia

Antonio Felix da Costa deserved to move up to formula one in 2014.

Antonio Félix da Costa That is the view of Brazilian driver Luiz Razia, who almost secured the Marussia race seat this year, before running into sponsorship issues. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 21

Toro Rosso seat ‘for sale’ – Razia

Toro Rosso’s second race seat is for sale, according to Luiz Razia.

2013-02-10 - Marussia F1 Team - Jerez - Luiz Razia 04Brazilian Razia was all set to make his debut for Marussia this year until he struck sponsor trouble. Read the rest of this entry »

May 29

Luiz Razia to join iZone driver training team

“iZone is a fantastic facility” – Razia

iZone Driver Performance Centre2012 GP2 Series Vice- champion, Luiz Razia, has joined iZone Driver Performance Centre’s roster of driver training coaches and will be sharing his years of race driving experience with current and future racing stars, helping them to achieve their potential and improve their skills. Read the rest of this entry »

May 22

Bianchi feels pressure to push Marussia forward

“I’m used to pressure anyway” – Bianchi

Jules Bianchi - photo © Jean-Francois Galeron WRI2 Jules Bianchi thinks it is possible Marussia is on the verge of breaking into F1′s midfield. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 29

Razia reveals talks with Force India

Luiz Razia is hoping to return to formula one by the end of 2013.

2013-02-10 - Marussia F1 Team - Jerez - Luiz Razia Helmet sideThe Brazilian came tantalisingly close to making his grand prix debut this year, signing with Marussia but then losing the drive when his sponsors failed to pay. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Domenicali can imagine Bianchi with ‘other teams’

“I think he’s having a great season”

2013-03-23 - Marussia F1 Team - Malaysia - Jules Bianchi(7)Ferrari boss Stefano Domenicali has admitted he would like Jules Bianchi’s impressive start to his F1 career to lead him to “other teams”. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 08

Bianchi admits Ferrari future ‘in mind’

Bianchi insists he would be ready for life at the front of the front

2013-03-23 - Marussia F1 Team - Malaysia - Jules Bianchi(2)Jules Bianchi has refused to rule out speculation his impressive pace with Marussia so far in 2013 could lead to a future at Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 28

Marussia, Bianchi are surprise package of 2013

A backmarker and its young rookie are emerging as a true surprise package of 2013.

2013-03-23 - Marussia F1 Team - Malaysia - Jules Bianchi(7)Still yet to sign a commercial deal with Bernie Ecclestone for the new season, it emerged recently that Marussia could have disappeared from the grid over the winter in ultimately failed merger talks with usual back-of-the-grid rival Caterham. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 26

2013 season ‘really starts in Spain’ – van der Garde

“The season really starts for me in Spain”

2013-03-23 - Team Caterham - Malaysia - Giedo van der Garde 02Giedo van der Garde has admitted he is prepared to endure a couple more painful grands prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 11

Bianchi slimming down for Marussia debut

Jules Bianchi is on a race to slim down ahead of his formula one debut in Australia this weekend.

2013-03-03 - Marussia F1 Team - Barcelona - Jules Bianchi 002013-03-03 - Marussia F1 Team - Barcelona - Jules Bianchi 07The Ferrari-linked Frenchman secured the Marussia race seat at the eleventh hour, after contracted Brazilian driver Luiz Razia’s sponsorship money failed to materialise. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 08

Valsecchi prefers Lotus over backmarker race seat

Davide Valsecchi, the reigning GP2 champion, insists he would rather be Lotus’ reserve driver than a racer for one of F1′s slowest teams.

Davide Valsecchi  (photo LAT)2013-03-03 - Lotus F1 Team - Barcelona - Davide Valsecchi 01A look at the standings of last year’s GP2 championship shows that drivers Italian Valsecchi beat to the title – Esteban Gutierrez, Max Chilton and Giedo van der Garde – have successfully made the step up to the F1 grid for 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 04

‘Dream killer’ sponsor as Razia loses F1 seat

Luiz Razia insists he is not losing any sleep, despite coming tantalisingly close to realising his dream of racing in formula one this year.

2013-02-10 - Marussia F1 Team - Jerez - Luiz Razia Helmet front2013-02-10 - Marussia F1 Team - Jerez - Luiz Razia 00In fact, he was even the subject of a Marussia media announcement and began testing his 2013 car recently in Spain, only to be let down by a crucial sponsor. “I will sleep tonight, knowing that the failure was circumstantial,” the 23-year-old Brazilian told O Estado de S.Paulo newspaper. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 02

Grid finally complete as 2013 season looms

Marussia has ousted contracted 2013 driver Luiz Razia, replacing him with the Ferrari-linked Jules Bianchi just two weeks before the new season.

2012-01-27 - Sahara Force India - Jules Bianchi 22013-02-23 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Barcelona - Adrian Sutil 00aRookie Brazilian Razia, who was conspicuously absent at recent winter testing, reportedly lost the crucial backing of a Swiss sponsor. “Having made clear the basis on which we must operate in 2013, we had no alternative but to remain true to the principles which we had identified as being key to securing our long term future,” said team boss John Booth. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 01

Marussia F1 Team appoints Jules Bianchi to 2013 race seat

The Marussia F1 Team has appointed 23 year old Frenchman Jules Bianchi to a race seat for the 2013 season.

2013-02-23 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Barcelona - Jules Bianchi 0211 - Marussia F1 TeamJules will participate in the remaining two days of the final pre-season test in Barcelona this week to acquaint himself with the MR02 race car ready for the start of the 2013 season in Australia in two weeks’ time. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 01

Kovalainen, not Petrov, in running for Razia’s seat

Heikki Kovalainen has emerged as a surprise contender to keep his formula one career alive in 2013.

2012-11-04 - Team Caterham - Abu Dhabi - Heikki Kovalainen 0311 - Marussia F1 TeamOusted by Caterham, the Finn is reportedly in talks with Marussia about replacing the Brazilian Luiz Razia, whose F1 debut is on the skids over delayed sponsorship payments. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

Sutil’s manager says Force India drive ‘has worked out’

“It looks like it has worked out” – Manfred Zimmermann

2013-02-23 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Barcelona - Adrian Sutil 082013-02-23 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Barcelona - Adrian Sutil 04Having denied it was a done deal mere hours ago, Adrian Sutil’s manager now sounds certain the 30-year-old has secured a Force India race seat for 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

Razia’s F1 debut now in serious doubt – report

As the F1 teams prepare for the final pre-season test in Barcelona, Brazilian rookie Luiz Razia’s formula one future appears in tatters.

2013-02-10 - Marussia F1 Team - Jerez - Luiz Razia 042013-02-10 - Marussia F1 Team - Jerez - Luiz Razia 07The 23-year-old was left out of Marussia’s entire schedule for the recent Barcelona test, with the team saying only that it wanted to benefit from the “consistency” of having Max Chilton in the car for every day of running. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 25

Contract ‘conflicts’ cause of Marussia test snub – Razia

Luiz Razia has confirmed that off-track “conflicts” caused him to sit out last week’s Barcelona test.

2013-02-10 - Marussia F1 Team - Jerez - Luiz Razia 042013-02-10 - Marussia F1 Team - Jerez - Luiz Razia 07Despite intending to run its new Brazilian driver for two days in Spain, Marussia left Briton Max Chilton in the 2013 car for the entire test week, explaining only that it benefitted from the “consistency” of the amended schedule. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 22

Razia left out of Marussia’s Barcelona test

Luiz Razia, Marussia’s second race driver for 2013, has been left out of this week’s testing in Barcelona.

2013-02-10 - Marussia F1 Team - Jerez - Luiz Razia 072013-02-10 - Marussia F1 Team - Jerez - Luiz Razia 04The situation is causing alarm within Brazil’s F1 media ranks, and raising doubts about whether the 23-year-old’s new contract is now in doubt, or whether Max Chilton is simply the clear and favoured ‘number 1′. Read the rest of this entry »

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