Oh the joys of poor weather. Having given up on the air, a swift decision was made to blast across England and Wales on a train and hope for the best.
This has been a long two-and-a-bit days and it may be officially two-and-a-half by the time I get in the door.
One can assume that it has been a better day for Jerome d’Ambrosio.
The Belgian has just signed for Marussia Virgin for the 2011 season, in place of Lucas di Grassi. He will partner Timo Glock at the team.
D’Ambrosio has had some decent (if not spectacular) results on track with the only worry being that he needed a kick up the backside during this year’s GP2 season to get him to perform consistently. He was temporarily replaced by former Renault driver, Romain Grosjean, until reseated by Gravity Management.
As for di Grassi, who knows? There do not seem to be any rumours of drives on the horizon for the Brazilian and it is difficult to see where he could go at this late stage and frankly, I am far too tired to even think about it.
There has been much made that di Grassi is a fantastic development driver, but when one is regularly over 0.5 slower than one’s teammate, questions tend to be asked.
Di Grassi may find himself as a reserve driver at a team yet; a job that encompasses much simulator work and time on the sidelines. Realistically, when checking media sources, there do not seem to be many shouting his name out loud.