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Teams name young drivers for Abu Dhabi test // The Young Driver Test is due to start shortly at Yas Marina

Published by Christine Blachford

Teams name young drivers for Abu Dhabi test
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Welcome to F1Minute - Teams name young drivers for Abu Dhabi test.

This weekend is the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, and in the days that follow, the young driver test will be held. Ahead of the event, teams have been announcing a lot of names.

First up, Sauber confirmed current reserve driver Esteban Gutiérrez and Swiss GP2 driver Fabio Leimer will be in their car. Team Lotus have lined up American Alexander Rossi, who came third in the Formula Renault 3.5 series this year, alongside test driver Luiz Razia.

Jean-Éric Vergne will be in the car for Red Bull, after already completing a practice session with Toro Rosso in Korea. Toro Rosso themselves will have GP2 driver Stefano Colletti and Auto GP champion Kevin Ceccon for the Abu Dhabi test.

HRT have confirmed that they’ll give GP2 driver Dani Clos a seat next week. Clos has previously tested for Williams in 2008. Finally, Force India have announced the return of GP2 driver Max Chilton, who has worked with them on some straight line testing already this year.