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 »

Feb 17

Alguersuari decries F1 seat ‘auction’

As the F1 world looks set to race on without him, Jaime Alguersuari has decried a sport whose seats are now sold to the highest bidder.

2012-06-09_03572012-05-10 - Pirelli - Jaime Alguersuari 1Accepting that his hopes of returning in 2013 are dashed, the former Toro Rosso driver revealed that he had talks with a team this year that ultimately decided to sign a different driver. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 12

Chilton would prefer Glock as 2013 teammate

Rookie Max Chilton has admitted he would prefer to have Timo Glock as his teammate in 2013.

2013-02-10 - Marussia F1 Team - Jerez - Max Chilton Helmet front2013-02-10 - Marussia F1 Team - Jerez - Max Chilton 02Actually, Marussia dispensed with German Glock’s experienced services in favour of a ‘pay driver’ — another rookie in the form of Brazilian Luiz Razia. “It is not ideal,” Briton Chilton is quoted by Germany’s motorsport-total.com. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 08

Glock went because Marussia needs ‘every million’ – Symonds

Marussia parted with Timo Glock because a backmarker team needs every million.

2012-11-04 - Marussia F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Timo Glock (1)2011-07-24 - Marussia Virgin Racing - Germany -  Timo Glock 10That is the claim of Pat Symonds, the former Renault ‘crash-gate’ conspirator who – after serving his F1 ban – is now openly in charge of the 2013 Marussia MR02. Devoid of many sponsors, the new red and black car will be raced this year by wealthy Max Chilton and Luiz Razia, who replaced German Glock at the last minute. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 07

Whitmarsh pushed for Marussia seat for Kovalainen

McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh has admitted to trying to keep Heikki Kovalainen on the F1 grid.

2012-09-22 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Singapore - Martin Whitmarsh 012012-04-15 - Team Caterham - Chinese Grand Prix - Heikki Kovalainen 01Finn Kovalainen, a McLaren driver in 2008 and 2009, has dropped out of formula one after Caterham replaced him for the forthcoming season with heavily sponsored Dutch driver Giedo van der Garde. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 06

Marussia confirms Razia for 2013

Marussia on Wednesday finally confirmed reports Luiz Razia has completed the team’s 2013 race driver lineup.

11 - Marussia F1 TeamGP2 - Luiz Razia wins Valencia Sprint Race (Arden International)The 23-year-old Brazilian, runner-up in last year’s GP2 championship, will mark the news by testing Marussia’s newly-launched MR02 car at Jerez on Wednesday. The 2013 vacancy, now filled by Razia, opened up recently when Marussia split with Timo Glock, citing the need for a sponsored driver. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 05

Symonds hopes Marussia takes on Caterham in 2013

Pat Symonds is confident Marussia can finally compete head-to-head with Caterham in 2013.

11 - Marussia F1 TeamPat Symonds portraitSince F1’s small new teams arrived in 2010, Caterham has been consistently the best, finishing the lucrative tenth spot in the championship at every attempt. Former Renault technical chief Symonds, however – who is now back in F1 full-time after the 2009 ‘crashgate’ scandal – is confident he is presiding over a competitive project for the coming season. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 01

Busy morning as teams launch, drivers fill seats

It was a busy morning in the F1 world, with two teams launching new cars and two drivers edging closer to 2013 race seats.

Flagworld - F12012-05-13 - Spanish Grand Prix 5 0101At Silverstone, Force India’s VJM06 was revealed, but not the identity of the lone Paul di Resta’s teammate. “Our main objective today is to launch the car, and Paul is the key person for doing that,” deputy boss Bob Fernley is quoted by Sky. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 01

Happy Razia says Marussia race seat ‘a dream’

Luiz Razia, a 23-year-old Brazilian, looks set to secure the Marussia race seat for 2013 recently vacated by salaried driver Timo Glock.

GP2 - Luiz Razia wins Valencia Sprint Race (Arden International)11 - Marussia F1 TeamBrazil’s Globo said Razia, the 2012 GP2 runner-up, had secured the place “after months of negotiations”. “The official announcement will be made on February 5, during the presentation of the new car” at Jerez, said the report. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 22

BMW has refused to comment on speculation Timo Glock could rescue his racing career with a seat in the German touring car series DTM

Glock to BMW, no Marussia move for Vitaly Petrov

2012-06-09_02412012-06-09_0256Marussia announced on Monday that, despite the 30-year-old having a “valid contract” for 2013 and apparently also 2014, it has agreed to part ways with German Glock to make room for a pay driver. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 27

Valsecchi hoping to be Lotus reserve

New GP2 champion Davide Valsecchi has admitted his best hope of breaking into formula one in 2013 is as a third driver.

2012-10-24 - Lotus F1 Team - Davide ValsecchiGP2 - Davide Valsecchi (DAMS) 2012 GP2 Series ChampionOn his fifth attempt in the F1 support series, the 25-year-old Italian this year beat Brazilian Luiz Razia to the title. Valsecchi was hoping to follow recent champions like Romain Grosjean, Pastor Maldonado and Nico Hulkenberg into F1, but admitted to Italiaracing: “At this point, I’m working to get the place of the Lotus team’s third driver. Read the rest of this entry »

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