Frijns management rejects Russian Time speculation
The management of Caterham reserve driver Robin Frijns has rejected claims that the Dutchman is looking to quit the team to join GP2 team outfit Russian Time.
Frijns, the 2012 Formula Renault 3.5 champion, has spent the year on the sidelines at Caterham, aside from a brief appearance in opening practice at the British GP, and has faced increased speculation over his future with the team since former-owner Tony Fernandes sold the Leafield-based outfit to a group of Swiss and Middle-Eastern investors in early July.
Reports surfaced following the Belgian Grand Prix linking the 23-year-old to a 2015 seat with GP2 defending team’s champions Russian Time, but Frijns’ management has shot down the rumours, insisting that the Dutchman has no intention of stepping down to the feeder series, were he experienced brief success in 2013.
“We haven’t spent one single second thinking about doing a step back to GP2,” Timo Gans, who has worked with Frijns since 2013, told GPUpdate. “We want to move forward, which means a race seat in Formula 1.”
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