The Virgin team (to be renamed Marussia in 2012) is expected to announce that Charles Pic will replace Jerome d’Ambrosio for next season.
The GP2 driver who finished fourth in the standings is currently participating in the young driver test for the Virgin outfit, and it’s expected that a deal will be struck within the next few days for the 21-year-old to replace current number two, D’Ambrosio.
If such a deal goes through, an announcement is expected around the Brazilian GP.
Meanwhile D’Ambrosio’s manager and Renault team principal Eric Boullier, admits that he is working on the Belgian’s future plans, all but confirming the news that he will lose his seat.
“I am trying to build another plan for him,” said Boullier. “He is on the list [to race at Renault], though. He is part of the family.”