Agence France-PresseMarch 1, 2013 17:31
France's Jules Bianchi was named as Marussia's second driver for the new Formula One season on Friday to replace axed Brazilian Luiz Razia.
Bianchi, 23, had been in the running for the final seat at Force India before he lost out to Adrian Sutil on Thursday.
But his dramatic 24 hours ended on a high note when Razia, who had been named as Mark Chilton's teammate in Jerez last month, was dropped after a reported failure to deliver promised sponsorship to Marussia.
"I am thrilled to have secured a race seat with the Marussia F1 Team," said Bianchi.