Rodolfo Gonzalez sign for Marussia as reserve for 2013 F1 season
Rodolfo Gonzalez has been signed by Marussia as the reserve driver for the 2013 Formula 1 season.
Team boss John Booth believes Gonzalez will be ready to deputise for race drivers Jules Bianchi and Max Chilton if required.
“We take encouragement from the fact that he has all the right experience to be able to fulfil the role of reserve driver in the event that he is required to step into a seat,” said Booth.
The 26-year-old has previous F1 test experience with Caterham and Force India. He has spent the last three years in GP2, but 21st in the championship in his rookie season with Arden is the highest he has been in the points so far.
“I would like to thank the team for their trust in me and this fantastic opportunity.”
“its a fantastic opportunity for me to learn outside of the car and I hope that I can make a significant contribution to the team’s progress,” said the Venezuelan.