Mikhail Aleshin with his Carlin team and the Renault R29 at Magny-Cours

Renault to test Aleshin and d’Ambrosio

2011 F1 testingPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Mikhail Aleshin with his Carlin team and the Renault R29 at Magny-Cours
Mikhail Aleshin with his Carlin team and the Renault R29 at Magny-Cours

Renault will test another Russian driver in the session for young drivers at Abu Dhabi next week.

Aleshin’s participation in the test is his prize for winning the Formula Renault 3.5 championship this year.

He drove an R29 in a demonstration run at Magny-Cours earlier this year.

D’Ambrosio, who has participated in Friday first practice for Virgin in the last three races, drives for Renault junior team DAMS in GP2. Renault described him as “this season?s most successful member of the Renault F1 Driver Programme.”

D’Ambrosio will also be racing in the GP2 finale at Abu Dhabi this weekend. He is tenth in the championship, having missed one round where he was replaced by Romain Grosjean.

Because of laws restricting the advertising of alcohol in Abu Dhabi, the Flagman Vodka logos on the R30 will be replaced by those of the Bank of Moscow, its holding company, in the race and tests at the Yas Marina circuit.

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