Fabio Leimer is at F1's crossroads.
The reigning GP2 champion missed out on a race seat on this year's grid, but Tages-Anzeiger newspaper says he now has a solid offer on the table.
Marussia is offering to make Swiss Leimer, 25, its test and reserve driver with immediate effect.
"He could enter right now as a test driver for Marussia," his manager, Sven-Oliver Mangold, confirmed.
"It has even been promised that next year he will be one of the regular drivers," Mangold added.
He said it will cost Leimer a sponsorship figure in the "low single-digit million range".
Therein lies the problem. Until now, Leimer's career has been bankrolled by the wealthy Rainer...
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