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Bianchi and Rigon to share Ferrari duties

ESPN Staff
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Jules Bianchi drove for Ferrari in the Young Driver Test at Abu Dhabi last year © Sutton Images
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Ferrari will split its Young Driver Test duties between Jules Bianchi and Davide Rigon at Magny-Cours this week.

Bianchi will be dividing his time between Force India - where he is third driver - and Ferrari throughout the week, running for Force India on Wednesday. That only leaves him available for Tuesday and Thursday of the three-day test, meaning fellow Ferrari Driver Academy member Rigon will run on Wednesday.

Rigon's career has been stunted somewhat by an injury sustained in GP2 last year. In the sprint race at the first round of the season in Turkey, Rigon suffered multiple fractures to the tibia and fibula in his left leg after a crash caused by Julian Leal and subsequently missed the rest of the season and didn't return this year.

Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali said that "one of the priorities of the test will be to fine-tune the correlation between the simulator and the track, a crucial aspect of modern-day Formula One."