Marussia announces Razia as second driver

© AP, 6 February 2013
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Russian-owned Formula 1 team Marussia will have an all-rookie line-up this season after announcing that Brazilian Luiz Razia will join fellow British GP2 star Max Chilton on the grid for 2013.

The announcement Tuesday during preseason testing comes after Timo Glock left the team in January.

Razia, a reserve driver for the team in 2010, said "it was fantastic" to be back on the team. He said the past two GP2 seasons have been about "proving that I have what it takes" and this season will be about "rewarding the faith the team has shown in me."

Marussia team principal John Booth said "we are fielding a young but incredibly ambitious pairing and we look forward to seeing what they can achieve."

Marussia finished 11th in the standings last season.


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