Leimer may be set for Marussia Friday role

2014 GP2 Champion Fabio Leimer

2014 GP2 Champion Fabio Leimer

The reigning GP2 Series champion isĀ  putting his Formula 1 ambitions back on track.

Even with a reported $14 million sponsor offering to Sauber, Swiss Fabio Leimer could not find a debut race seat in 2014, causing him to turn away from Formula 1 and move to sports car racing.

However, still backed by his wealthy long-time sponsor Rainer Gantenbein, the 25-year-old is now eyeing a new route back to the grand prix paddock.

Roger Benoit, the well-connected veteran correspondent for Blick newspaper, said that Marussia’s door may be opening to Leimer.

Reporting from Barcelona, Benoit said Leimer could become Marussia’s reserve and Friday practice driver this year, and “for a relatively small amount of money”. (GMM)

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