The second batch of tests throughout the season will arrive after the Hungarian Grand Prix, and with it a large number of young pilots who yearn to get their hands on a car that fits the regulations in force, leaving aside, for a day the simulator the team.
The teams will have two days to perform testings for the following events on the calendar, but the FIA forced them to grant a certain number of days to young talent with the intention of to ensure the future of the sport.
Russell is going to go to a Formula 1 for the first time in Hungary.
The current champion builders lease the two-day test to his pupil of the program of young pilots of the team. George Russell is disputing the GP3 with the team ART Grand Prix, together with the one that has gotten rise with the victory in the first race both of the Red Bull Ring as Silverstone this year. Take command of the table of individual in these times with 92 points, while ART has 241 points in the championship compared to the 91 of Trident, the second computer in the list.
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Russell succeeded to the title of the Formula 4 british in 2014, with only 16 years, after which they decided to dispute the Masters of Zandvoort F3 the following year. Finished in second place in the independent test, the time he put a foot on the Formula 3 european, which would finish third last year. During the Grand Prix of Azerbaijan, could see the british in the garage of Mercedes, and now you have a couple of days to put into practice everything learned in the simulator of the arrows silver.
Scuderia Ferrari will rise to star academy for the day of Tuesday, in which the monegasque will have the opportunity to test the SF70H first-hand. Charles Leclerc kept a close relationship since childhood with Jules Bianchi, so that the death of the latter in 2015 affected him greatly. After the sad event, Leclerc spent an adhesive in the rear of his helmet the French pilot which he played nearly two seasons with Marussia in Formula 1. The bad fortune wanted that his father feneciera recently, a fact that negatively influenced the track.
Leclerc put in the rear wing of his car a sticker that says “I love You, dad.”
however, Leclerc responded with its fourth pole consecutive in the F2 in Baku few days later, in a kind of homage to his progenitor. After taking away the title of the GP3 in 2016, Prema leads the standings after winning the first race of the GP of Great Britain to one-half of the month of July, and for those around you aim really high in their career.
Mazepin is the least experienced of all, but that will not prevent you from rolling trying to do the best job possible.
sessions test after the Hungarian Grand Prix will be distributed among two riders in the case of Force India. The development pilot of the indian team, Nikita Mazepin, already enjoyed a similar test at Silverstone last year, but with a change of rules so broad, his impression at the wheel of the VJM10 will be totally different from then. The Russian will be the second youngest of those present at this appointment with 18 years, and currently plays for the team HiTech Racing in the F3 European.
on the other hand, Lucas Auer will conduct a Formula 1 for the first time. Comes from the DTM as a Mercedes driver, a category that will leave the mark of Stuttgart after nineteen seasons. Auer shares the sponsor BWT with the team, and is third in the championship with 99 points.
Ghiotto will leave circumstantially to his team Russian Time in the F2 to test a Formula 1.
The Grove have chosen to Luca Ghiotto to debut at the controls of the FW40 the first day of the two for the testings that allows the FIA during the season. The Italian of 22 years old completed a good campaign with the team Trident in 2015 in GP3, and managed to finish in second position, to eight points of Esteban Ocon, the current official driver of Formula 1 in the row for Force India. In the present, has made the leap to the F2 and is placed fifth after the first six quotes in the world.
Felipe Massa will provide the experience on the second day. The trajectory of the brazilian enables you to test parts that Williams could introduce in the next few races, after a withdrawal temporary that lasted a very short time, when the team requested his services once again to let go to Valtteri Bottas to Mercedes.
The team of the youth for excellence, with permission from Red Bull, will return to give another chance to Sean Gelael to pilot STR12 after their first contact with the car from the Faenza in the test after the GP Bahrain. The pilot indonesian of F2 will take advantage of his role as test pilot of Toro Rosso once more, in a year in which, for the moment, occupies the 17th position with only three points to his credit. It is made with the victory in the 3 hours of Thailand in 2015, and after a third place finish in LMP2 in the Le Mans asian, they went to single-seaters with Pertamina Arden.
Gelael already shared single-seater with Sainz and Kvyat in the first tests of the season.
By the time they have not confirmed who will be aboard the car on day 2, although it could probably repeat what they did in the first test at the height of the season, climbing to one of its two official drivers.
The equipment shown seventh in the table, let his compatriot to roll two days in Hungary. Ferrucci joined Haas in 2016 as a pilot tester, and tested the single-seater of the team for two days at Silverstone. The american form part of the structure of DAMS in GP3, as a companion of Tatiana Calderón, who is involved with Sauber in Formula 1, or Bruno Baptista.
Ferrucci already knows what it is to ride a Formula 1 car.
third position in the Toyota Racing Series in 2015 is the best result that has been achieved at the end of a season in his career, and was with the team Giles Motorsport.
The team of diamond was confirmed earlier this week that his former pilot Robert Kubica would be a day of test riding the RS17. The Polish was able to roll with the E20 at the Ricardo Tormo first, and in the Paul Ricard a month later, accumulating more than 200 laps in a conference that summed up a weekend of Grand Prix in a single day.
Kubica hopes to give a definitive step in the rehabilitation of his arm damaged in that section of the Rally di Andora on February 6, 2011.
Cyril Abiteboul came to confess that Kubica was not in the plans of Renault of face-to-2018, but after a good first experience and a few days of getting back to the car in the path French, is considered by many as a prospective adventuring champion of the world stated that he saw a 80-90% chance of returning to the Formula 1. Their good work has been reflected in this opportunity of piloting a car with the configuration based on the regulations in force in the maximum category of motorsport.
however, Nicholas Latifi will be responsible for breaking the ice on Tuesday, August 1, next to the French. The canadian already tested the car in a test of Pirelli in the month of may as a pilot for the development of the Renault Sport Academy , and at 22 years it has gone through the F3, Formula Renault 3.5, and the GP2, although in these moments competes with DAMS in Formula 2.
Norris will be the youngest of all, with only 17 years.
Fernando Alonso will not be present in the test after the Grand Prix, at least not within the MCL32. In your place, will be his current team-mate to open fire, Stoffel Vandoorne, in an attempt to finish polishing your riding style, as I asked Eric Boullier. Vandoorne he made his debut in Formula 1 by substituting the asturian in the GP of Bahrain in 2016, despite having as the reserve driver for McLaren from 2014, the year that I would finish second in GP2, but resarciría just a year later leaving champion of the category in 2015.
however, the center of attention will be the pilot, the team has chosen for the last and final day of test: Lando Norris. Their 17 years, the british can state categorically that it is made with the Toyota Racing Series, Formula Renault 2.0 NEC and Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup in the same year. Entered in the young driver program McLaren this year after such a feat, and in a few days you can roll over for the first time with a car Formula 1, leaving aside his work as a pilot of the F3 with the team Carlin Motorsport.
Gustav Malja will be another pilot of the Formula 2 which of the jump to the premier category of motorsport in these tests.
finally, the swiss team that used to close the ranking of the teams, despite the fact that they are currently above McLaren for the year poor that are going through the Woking. Sauber has appointed Malja up your good progression in Formula 2, with a podium in the second race held in Monaco.
The pilot Swedish has gone through the team Rapax while the category is still called GP2, and in the present leads to Racing Engineering, the Spanish team. Finished in 13th position in 2016, so that in these moments is the 11th-when it has already passed the equator of the championship.
For the second day, Honda will play its role as a potential supplier of engines to the team next year, and will help Nobuharu Matsushita will step into the Sauber C36 the day that ends the action at the Hungaroring. The japanese has won several races in the Formula 2 next to ART Grand Prix, and was proclaimed champion in 2012 and 2014 in the Formula Challenge and the Formula 3 japanese, respectively.
|Team||1 August (M)||2 August (X)|
|Mercedes||George RUSSELL||George RUSSELL|
|Force India*||Nikita MAZEPIN/Lucas AUER||Nikita MAZEPIN/Lucas AUER|
|Williams||Luca GHIOTTO||Felipe MASSA|
|Toro Rosso||Are GELAEL||–|
|McLaren||Stoffel VANDOORNE||Lando NORRIS|
|Haas||Santino FERRUCCI||Santino FERRUCCI|
|Renault||Nicholas LATIFI||Robert KUBICA|
|Sauber||Gustav MALJA||Nobuharu MATSUSHITA|
*The pilots chosen by Force India will share both days, climbing onto the middle of the day each one.