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Monday, November 24, 2008

Grosjean too young, mistake prone

Italian Formula One Grand Prix: Previews

Romain Grosjean looks set for another year in GP2 after Renault boss Flavio Briatore said the Frenchman is too young to move up to Formula 1 this season.

Grosjean looked to be a possibility to partner with Fernando Alonso in 2009 before Renault announced it was sticking with Nelson Piquet for the second seat.

Piquet’s place in the team was precarious following an inconsistent debut season, and Briatore’s decision not to go with another unproven young talent may have been a case of “I’m not falling for that one again.”

Still, Briatore believes it is best for a team to groom its own talent.

“If you want to win with somebody really good, you need to bring up your own drivers in-house, like we did with Fernando, and McLaren with Hamilton,” GMM reports he said.

Beijing Guoan takes Superleague title

Beijing Guoan have won the inaugural Superleague Formula championship in Jerez Sunday.

“It’s very good to be the first Superleague champion and I am very very happy,” Setanta reports driver Davide Rigon said. “I hope that someone from Formula 1 can help me, watch me and hopefully I can try and test for Formula 1 now.”

The Superleague Formula features spec cars badged to represent some of the world’s biggest football clubs. Ex-F1 drivers Robert Doornbos and Antonio Pizzonia were among this year’s competitors. Don't miss the top stories of the day, subscribe to the SpeedRead Web newspaper now! -- Email SpeedRead -- Learn more about author C.D. Six


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