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Marussia announce Luiz Razia for second 2013 seat - The team field a rookie line-up for the 2013 Formula One season

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Marussia announce Luiz Razia for second 2013 seat
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Marussia have confirmed their full driver line-up with the debut of Brazilian Luiz Razia. The young driver has previously spent time testing for both Marussia and Caterham but lines up to make his F1 debut proper with Marussia. With Razia and teammate Max Chilton on board, Marussia are set to field two rookies in the coming season, a different strategy to their previous ideal of experience alongside youth.

Team Principal John Booth, said of the pairing: “Luiz isn’t new to our Team of course, having been Reserve Driver in our debut season in 2010 and part of our Young Driver Programme. It is therefore very pleasing to have not one but two graduates of that Programme driving for us in 2013, and also very exciting, since both Luiz and Max demonstrated a great deal of potential competing alongside each other in GP2 last season.”

And, of course, Razia is excited for his debut, adding: “I am very proud to take the step up to a Formula 1 race seat, particularly with the Team I began this journey with.”