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Robert Wickens, the next Canadian F1 driver?

Originally from Toronto, Robert Wickens (22 years) is playing this season the international championship of Formula Renault 3.5 in Europe. Recognized as being one of the two, with the GP2 series, which better prepare drivers to driving an F1 car.

Committed by the British stables Carlin Motorsport, Wickens currently leads the championship. Last weekend Silverstone, he won both races on the program, which makes him the favorite from now to the end of the season.

Although supported by Marussia, the Russian manufacturer of sports cars, also co-owner of the stable Virgin F1, Wickens has not yet had the opportunity to drive in Formula 1 but he approaches because it was promoted reserve driver for Virgin F1 this summer.

Remains the key element, the budget! This side of Robert Wickens has no family money or personal sponsors enough to take the plunge. It currently has about Marussia to help integrate Virgin in 2012, instead of the two incumbents (Timo Glock and Jerome D'Ambrosio) whose contract had expired at the end of the season.

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