Jerome d’Ambrosio will drive in all four days of the Barcelona test for Virgin next week.
The team confirmed their rookie driver will do the entire test as team mate Timo Glock recovers from surgery.
Glock had his appendix removed yesterday.
The team do not expect Glock’s recovery will prevent him from competing in the first race of the season in Melbourne.
The Barcelona test begins on March 8th.
Update: Virgin team principal John Booth issued a statement:
“I can confirm that Timo had an operation yesterday to remove his appendix after a sudden case of appendicitis. The procedure was routine and Timo is recovering well in a Swiss hospital where he is likely to remain for a further 24 hours.
“To ensure a swift recovery, it is unlikely that he will take part in next week?óÔé¼Ôäós test in Barcelona and that Jerome will run on all four days instead, however, we will make a final decision early next week. We look forward to having Timo back with us very soon.”
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