Tambay covers for injured Jakes at Manor
29 July 2010 – It has been confirmed that, following his Hockenheim crash, Manor Racing’s James Jakes will not be able to compete in Hungary this weekend. Instead, Adrien Tambay – son of former Formula 1 winner Patrick – will make his GP3 debut at the Hungaroring.
Jakes had hoped to race after his accident although, having damaged ligaments in his right arm in a collision with Carlin’s Josef Newgarden, it will not be possible. Also out of action this weekend is Jenzer Motorsport’s Simon Trummer, whose car landed hard from being airborne in Germany, breaking a vertebrae and fracturing three others in the process.
“I'm really looking forward to Budapest,” said 19-year-old Frenchman Tambay, who is currently contesting the Auto GP series.
“I don't know the car but I guess it should not be that different from the F3 I was driving last year. I'm also proud to drive for Manor GP3, a British team which has a fantastic pedigree.”
However, the Parisian does not expect to remain in GP3. “Although this is a single opportunity for me this season and although there might be a lot of catching-up to do, I'm ready for the challenge and I'll do my best, as usual,” he concluded.