Pizzonia declines Jaguar testing role

Antonio Pizzonia has declined Jaguar Racing's offer to stay with the team as a test and reserve driver after the Brazilian was dropped from the race squad and replaced by British driver Justin Wilson on Monday

Pizzonia declines Jaguar testing role

Pizzonia actually outqualified team-mate Mark Webber in last weekend's British Grand Prix at Silverstone and passed the Australian during the race, but in Jaguar Racing's press release on Monday the team stated that 'Pizzonia has not been able to realise his potential with the team' and had been offered an opportunity to stay outside the race team.

"The sudden decision by Jaguar Racing not to let me continue as a full time Formula 1 driver for the team came as a complete shock to me," said Pizzonia in a statement this morning (Wednesday, July 23). "As the season has progressed my performances have improved.

"As has widely been reported, Jaguar has offered me a reserve driver and testing role but I have declined this. I now have to reflect on what has happened and decide which is the best course of action for me to take. However, I fully intend to pursue my career in Formula 1."

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