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Razia confident 'conflicts' will be settled soon

ESPN Staff
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Luiz Razia has just two days of testing under his belt this year © Getty Images
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Luiz Razia is confident that the issues that prevented him from testing last week in Barcelona will be solved in the next "few days".

Razia did not test at any of the four days at Barcelona, with team-mate Max Chilton behind the wheel of the MR02 all week. The official line was that Chilton had been chosen for "consistency", but Razia admitted to Folha de S. Paulo that "conflicts" to do with his contract kept him from driving.

Razia is bringing funding to the team from a number of sources in Brazil this year and he said there were some issues that he hoped would be settled soon.

"In the contract, there are parties with responsibilities," he told Folha de S. Paulo. "We trust them, but we have some conflicts."

"We will solve it," he added. "We just need a few days."

The final pre-season test will take place this week from February 28 to March 3. So far Razia has completed just two days in the car since he was announced as a race driver in Jerez, and one of which was limited 31 laps due to an engine problem.