Pic not sure of Marussia drive for 2013

18 July, 2012

(L to R): Charles Pic (FRA) Marussia F1 Team and Timo Glock (GER) Marussia F1 Team. Formula One World Championship, Rd3, Chinese Grand Prix Practice, Shanghai, China, Friday 13 April 2012.Jul.18 (GMM) Marussia team has yet to decide whether or not to keep their French rookie Charles Pic on board for the 2013 season.

Since the team’s inception (as Virgin) in 2010, Timo Glock’s teammate has been constantly changing.

In 2010 the German was paired with Lucas di Grassi, last year it was Jerome d’Ambrosio, and this year the second cockpit is occupied by 22-year-old Pic.

Pic told Ria Novosti news agency: “I think I have to stay focused on this year and [do] a good job, and if I do a good job it [a new contract] will come naturally for next year.”

Team chief executive Andy Webb admitted that a decision has not been taken.

“Usually those decisions are made at the end of the season.

“We are constantly studying the situation with the drivers, but I will say that we are happy with Charles Pic,” he is quoted by the Russian website Championat.

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