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Hulkenberg to run at Young Driver Test

ESPN Staff
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Nico Hulkenberg will take over from Robin Frijns on Thursday afternoon © Sutton Images
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Sauber has confirmed its Young Driver Test line-up, with Nico Hulkenberg driving for half a day.

With the FIA allowing race drivers to take part in the test for a maximum of one day in order to carry out tyre tests for Pirelli, Lotus has already announced it will give Kimi Raikkonen a full day in the car on the Friday. However, Sauber is only giving Hulkenberg half a day as he will run on the Thursday afternoon.

Sauber's reserve driver Robin Frijns is scheduled to do the majority of the running, as he drives on the opening day and will also be in the car on the Thursday morning before Hulkenberg takes over.

Kimiya Sato will close out the test for Sauber on the Friday as he gets his first ever taste of Formula One machinery. Sato is a Formula Three Euro Series race winner who finished third in German Formula Three last season and is currently leading the Auto GP standings with three victories to his name.