Di Grassi says he’ll race in Formula 1 in 2010

Brazilian driver Lucas Di Grassi says he will be racing in

Formula One next season.

Brazilian media reported on Friday that Di Grassi would announce

a deal next week to drive for the Manor Grand Prix team, which is

expected to compete next season as Virgin Racing.

Though the ruling International Automobile Federation issued a

list of teams for 2010 that included Virgin, the team is not

announcing its F1 plans until Tuesday.

Di Grassi will join German Timo Glock, who signed earlier with

Manor after Toyota announced it was quitting F1.

There will be two other new teams in Formula One next season,

USF1 and Campos.