Luiz Razia, Lotus, Abu Dhabi, 2011

Razia gets Force India Young Drivers’ Test chance

2012 F1 testingPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Luiz Razia, Lotus, Abu Dhabi, 2011Luiz Razia will drive for Force India in this week’s Young Drivers’ Test at Magny-Cours, the team has announced.

The Brazilian drove for Lotus in last year’s test and in practice for the Chinese and Brazilian Grands Prix. He lies second in the GP2 standings will drive the team’s car at Magny-Cours tomorrow.

“I?m glad that Sahara Force India has given me this great opportunity,” said Razia. “It?s a chance to work with an established team and I?m sure I will learn a lot from the experience.”

“I?ve raced at the Magny-Cours circuit before in the junior categories and enjoy the track. It?s very smooth with some quick corners so it will be a good venue for testing. My objective is simply to follow the programme and help the team as much as possible.”

Ferrari development driver Jules Bianchi, who has driven for the team in Friday practice sessions this year, will drive the car on Wednesday. Rodolfo Gonzalez, who drove for Caterham in the Mugello test in May, will take over the car for the final day of the three-day test.

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