Pastor Maldonado, Rapax, GP2, 2010

Maldonado to test for HRT and Williams

2011 F1 testingPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Pastor Maldonado, Rapax, GP2, 2010
Pastor Maldonado, Rapax, GP2, 2010

HRT have announced that Pastor Maldonado will test for them in the young drivers test at Abu Dhabi next week.

He will drive the car on three days including Friday and Saturday, when the teams will get their first taste of Pirelli F1 tyres.

Maldonado will also drive the car on Tuesday. HRT have not announced who will drive the car on the one remaining day.

The GP2 champion will test for Williams on the Wednesday of the test amid rumours he will join the team in 2011.

Last week HRT revealed they would use gearboxes supplied by Williams next year.

Maldonado said:

It is simply an honour to be only the second Venezuelan driver after Johnny Cecotto, who drove nearly three decades ago. I have much to be grateful for being given this opportunity.
Pastor Maldonado

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