Hunter-Reay Withdraws from F-1 Driver Search

In response to inquires on why Ryan Hunter-Reay decided not to travel to France as part of the Red Bull F-1 Driver Search Ryan has issued the following statement; "I am very honored to have been selected as one of the inaugural nominees in the...

In response to inquires on why Ryan Hunter-Reay decided not to travel to France as part of the Red Bull F-1 Driver Search Ryan has issued the following statement;

"I am very honored to have been selected as one of the inaugural nominees in the Red Bull Formula One driver search and it was with a heavy heart that I found it necessary to withdraw from the competition. After consultations with my management team we did not believe it appropriate for me to continue in the program due to fact that we are in the advanced stages of negotiations for me to drive with a front line Champ Car team in CART next year. I hope to be able to make a formal announcement as to my racing plans for 2003 within the next month. I would like to reiterate that my ultimate goal remains to race in F1. I want to express my sincere appreciation to Red Bull, Danny Sullivan, Maria Jannace, and the whole Red Bull Driver search program. It was a wonderful experience,I learned quite a lot in a short period of time, I trust they will keep their eye on me next season and that, perhaps, our paths will cross again in the future."

-ryanracing.com-

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Danny Sullivan , Ryan Hunter-Reay