- Young Driver Test
Young Driver Test line-up complete
McLaren, Ferrari and Mercedes have selected their drivers for the Young Driver Test in Abu Dhabi, sticking with the same line-ups as 2010.
McLaren will be running two drivers throughout the three-day test, with reserve driver Gary Paffett being joined by Oliver Turvey. Paffett has been competing in DTM once again this season, finishing the championship in seventh position. Turvey, however, has had a quieter season, with just two GP2 races for Carlin coming at Monaco after he failed to raise the funding for a full year in the feeder series.
Ferrari will be running reserve driver Jules Bianchi for all three days, who has also been linked with a potential drive for Williams in 2012 having finished third in the GP2 Series this season. Mercedes is only using one driver for the three days as well, with Sam Bird in the car following a solid GP2 season in which he finished sixth.
Williams has also finalised its line-up, with test and reserve driver Valtteri Bottas joining the previously announced Mirko Bortolotti. Bottas will drive on the first two days.
They join the completed Young Driver Test line-up, with the following drivers already confirmed: Jean-Eric Vergne at Red Bull, Robert Wickens, Kevin Korjus and Jan Charouz at Renault, Max Chilton at Force India, Fabio Leimer at Sauber, Stefano Coletti and Kevin Ceccon at Toro Rosso, Luiz Razia and Alexander Rossi at Lotus, Dani Clos at HRT and Adrian Quaife-Hobbs at Virgin.