Marussia F1 Team have cruelly dumped Luiz Razia – before the Brazilian could even take the car out for a lap.
Razia ended Timo Glock’s career by buying his seat at the team which saw Glock announcing a drive in DTM several days later. Razia was then brought to the second pre-season test where he didn’t once pilot the car. It didn’t take long for rumours to arise as to the reason and the common belief was that he had already ran into money problems.
The rumours turned out to be true and today Razia was dropped from the team. Jules Bianchi who lost out on the Force India seat to Adrian Sutil, was immediately announced as his replacement, joining the team in Catalunya where he is expected to take the car out on track tomorrow.
Bianchi had been expected to take the remaining seat at Force India until Sutil was called up for a seat fitting almost out of the blue. Both Bianchi and Sutil were then pitted against each other at the second Barcelona test – a test which the German has won, leaving Bianchi knocking at Marussia’s door to avoid another season in the wings.