Tung's manager quiet amid Renault seat reports

Ho-Pin Tung's manager has refused to comment on reports that the takeover of the Renault team has put the Dutch-born Chinese in pole position for a 2010 race seat. 27-year-old Tung tested the R29 recently at Jerez because he is managed by the ...

Ho-Pin Tung's manager has refused to comment on reports that the takeover of the Renault team has put the Dutch-born Chinese in pole position for a 2010 race seat.

27-year-old Tung tested the R29 recently at Jerez because he is managed by the Gravity Sports company. Closely involved with Gravity is Gerard Lopez, the new majority owner of the Enstone based Formula One team.

Tung's manager Bert Winkler said earlier this month that if Lopez buys Renault, "a future for Ho-Pin in Formula One would be possible".

But to the Dutch formule1.nl, he is now declining to comment, following the announcement on Wednesday that Lopez's bid was successful.

The website said that at the time of the Jerez test, Winkler rated the chances of a seat for Tung at 50 per cent.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Ho-Pin Tung , Gerard Lopez