Virgin denies d’Ambrosio set to switch teams

Virgin has dismissed speculation it may lose Jerome d’Ambrosio’s services and backing for the 2012 season. The Belgian rookie’s manager, Renault team boss Eric Boullier, said at Silverstone that he will talk about the 25-year-old’s future with Virgin “and another team at the Nurburgring”.

But Virgin team president Graeme Lowdon dismissed the reports.

“I spoke to Jerome’s manager at Silverstone and that is simply not the case,” he told The Star. “We are happy with the guys we have got and it would be nice to continue with the same lineup next year.”

D’Ambrosio’s 2011 teammate is German Timo Glock.

“We are extremely happy with the drivers we have got and we have no plans to change,” added Lowdon.

He said Glock, who is reportedly happy with Virgin’s split with Nick Wirth and the new tie-up with McLaren, has shown no signs of making alternative plans for 2012.

“We have an extremely open relationship so if anyone was talking with him then we would be the first to know,” said Lowdon.

Source: GMM

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