No Friday driving plans for Virgin's Soucek

Andy Soucek on Thursday admitted he is not likely to drive a Virgin during Friday practice sessions at Grands Prix any time soon. The 24-year-old Austrian-Spaniard and reigning F2 champion is the new British team's reserve driver in 2010. He...

Andy Soucek on Thursday admitted he is not likely to drive a Virgin during Friday practice sessions at Grands Prix any time soon.

The 24-year-old Austrian-Spaniard and reigning F2 champion is the new British team's reserve driver in 2010.

He has been at all the Grands Prix so far this year, but admitted to Kleine Zeitung newspaper that it is "hard to be motivated" when he is not actually driving.

Soucek is however contracted to do some testing in the Cosworth powered car this year, even if there are currently no plans for him to join fellow testers Fairuz Fauzy (Lotus) and Paul di Resta (Force India) in getting Friday mileage.

He said: "Virgin currently have other problems than to be thinking about the third driver."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Fairuz Fauzy , Paul di Resta , Andy Soucek
Teams Force India