Sauber gives F1 tests to Fong and Nissany
Sauber will give Formula One debuts to Adderly Fong and Roy Nissany in a two day test next week at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo outside Valencia.
The two drivers will get a day each behind the wheel of a two-year-old Sauber, as used by Sergio Perez. Fong is a Chinese driver who has driven in a wide range of single-seater series from A1GP to IndyLights and more recently GP3. He was the champion of the Audi R8 LMS Cup in 2013, but has not enjoyed the same success in single-seat series.
"So it took a long time, lots of negotiating with sponsors and teams, I finally have the chance to try out an F1 car," Fong wrote on his Instagram account. "I will be testing the 2012 C31 Sauber Ferrari F1 car; which Sergio Perez competed with, on the 22nd of this month in Valencia Spain.
"Really anxious and excited about this upcoming test as it will be my first time driving a car with such an extreme power to weight ratio. Also this car will have a blown diffuser which I am really looking forward to experiencing the downforce the car can generate. Hopefully the weather will be good the whole day that day!
Nissany, son of the first Israeli to drive an F1 car Chandoch Nissany, will drive on the second day. The 19-year-old, who also holds a French passport, is currently competing in his second season in the Formula 3 European Championship and is currently ranked 18th.
"I am delighted to have the chance to test the Sauber C31, and I will put lots of efforts into it to do a good job," he said.