Fabio Leimer, GP2, Sepang, 2013

GP2 champion Leimer to test Lotus next week

2014 F1 seasonPosted on Author Keith Collantine

Fabio Leimer, GP2, Sepang, 2013Reigning GP2 champion Fabio Leimer will test a Lotus Formula One car at Paul Ricard on Tuesday.

The test has been arranged by Pirelli as Leimer’s prize for winning the championship last year.

The 25-year-old Swiss driver will drive a 2012-specification Lotus E20 at the French circuit, running on demonstration tyres. Pirelli plan for him to cover at least 300 kilometres of running.

Leimer beat Sam Bird to the GP2 title last year but failed to gain a place at an F1 team. He will drive for Rebellion Racing in the Le Mans 24 Hours next month.

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