Jerome d’Ambrosio can relax about his future in F1, his manager Eric Boullier has said. Belgian d’Ambrosio is contesting his rookie season for the Virgin team in 2012 but has regularly been outpaced by experienced teammate Timo Glock.
But according to Renault team boss Boullier, who also heads the driver management outfit Gravity, d’Ambrosio can either choose to stay at Virgin in 2012 or switch his package to another interested team.
“I have an option — or, rather, I will talk with Jerome and another team at the Nurburgring,” the Frenchman told the Belgian daily La Derniere Heure.
D’Ambrosio, 25, believes his first season in F1 this year is not going badly.
“Right now I would say that things are not too bad for a newcomer,” he told L’Equipe sports daily at Silverstone.
“I feel more at ease now, even if technically I still have a lot to learn. Gradually I’m getting used to it and I’m feeling good.”
He admitted however that he is struggling to adjust to his place near the very back of the field.
“From the outside, I can understand what it seems to see someone lapped two, three times per race. But I’m still in F1! Ok, I’m far from the fastest but compared to all the other race cars in the world, it’s the very best.
“I would probably have more fun in a McLaren or a Red Bull, but I am extremely lucky to be one of the only 24 drivers in the world to have a F1 car,” added d’Ambrosio.