Jérôme d’Ambrosio and Ho-Pin Tung have been confirmed as reserve drivers for the Renault F1 Team
. They are the first members of the Gravity Sport Management programme to move up to Formula 1. The Belgian and the Chinese will race in the GP2 Series Championship this season with the DAMS team.
They will again enjoy full backing from the Gravity Academy, associated on this occasion with the RF1 Driver Programme. In addition to this double nomination at the pinnacle of motor sport, Gravity Management is delighted to announce the names of the drivers selected for its 2010 programme.
Christian Vietoris, German, 20 years old. GP2 Asian Series with DAMS. GP2 Series with Racing Engineering. Alexander Sims, British, 21 years old. F3 Euro Series with ART Grand Prix. Jim Pla, French, 17 years old. F3 Euro Series with ART Grand Prix. Javier Tarancon, Spanish, 19 years old. Formula BMW Europe with DAMS Petri Suvanto, Finnish, 17 years old. Formula BMW Europe with Kauffman Racing. Adrian Tambay, French, 19 years old. Championhip and team to be confirmed. Marco Wittmann, German, 20 years old. Championhip and team to be confirmed. Estéban Ocon, French, 13 years old. WSK Kart Championship, KF3 category. European Championship, World Cup. Luca Grünwald, German, 15 years old.
Motorbikes, IDM 125cc German championship with Team Freudenberg.
GRAVITY ACADEMY IN A FEW WORDS Gravity Academy set up by Gravity Sport Management, a Luxembourg-based company, is a dedicated motor sport organization, which began its activity in 2008. Its aim is to pick out, support and promote young drivers with the help of private investors. Gravity Academy designs a complete individually-tailored programme for its future champions to ensure their development whether it concerns their driving technique, their physical fitness, their familiarization with the economic aspects of motor sport or their relations with the media. Permanent evaluation and follow-up enable a tailor-made programme to be designed for each member. Drivers who have achieved their objectives by the end of the season have their participation in the Gravity Academy automatically renewed.