Belgian star gears up for Canadian GP

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JEROME d’Ambrosio arrived in Montreal early to prepare for the Canadian Grand Prix this weekend.

The Belgian starlet wants to shine at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, which is situated on the Ile de Notre Dame in the middle of the St Lawrence Seaway.

D’Ambrosio expects there to be plenty of overtaking opportunities on Sunday, with the sport’s governing body, the FIA, having allowed the DRS (the moveable rear wing) to operate in two separate places during the race.

Etterbeek-born d’Ambrosio said: “I’m really looking forward to driving and discovering this fabulous track.

“I’ve driven the track on the simulator and it’s one heck of a ride. Like in Monaco, the barriers are very close to the circuit so it will be another challenge, as will the two DRS zones.”

There is still uncertainty surrounding d’Ambrosio’s long-term future with the Dinnington-based team. He is set to stay until the end of the 2011 season but speculation is growing Virgin may replace him with Robert Wickens, who they have recently recruited as a reserve driver.