D’Ambrosio admits Virgin in talks with Pic

Jerome d’Ambrosio insists he is still confident about his future in Formula One. The Belgian made his debut with Virgin this year but there are reports the team will switch allegiance to Frenchman Charles Pic for the 2012 season.

When interviewed in Abu Dhabi by La Derniere Heure, a French-language Belgian newspaper, 25-year-old d’Ambrosio insisted: “My morale is high – this is F1! If you had believed what was said about me a year ago, today I would be at Renault.

“From what I know, nothing has been decided by Marussia Virgin for next year, although it is clear there are ongoing discussions with Charles Pic.”

Indeed, the Lagardere-backed GP2 driver Pic is scheduled to test not only for Virgin but also Team Lotus/Caterham next week.

And Italy’s reports that d’Ambrosio is a possibility to replace Jarno Trulli at Caterhman.

Virgin/Marussia team boss John Booth said: “As we have said before we are evaluating all our options and we will make a decision after Brazil.”


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