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Toro Rosso to run three young drivers at Silverstone

ESPN Staff
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Johnny Cecotto Jr tested for Toro Rosso last year at Abu Dhabi © Sutton Images

Johnny Cecotto Jr, Carlos Sainz Jr and Daniil Kvyat will all get a chance to test the Toro Rosso STR8 at Silverstone this week.

Toro Rosso will field five drivers in total at the Young Driver Test with race regulars Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Eric Vergne also returning to the cockpit to test the new Pirelli tyres.

Cecotto Jr, who drove for the team at last year's Young Driver Test, will get the most running of all of them with a whole day behind the wheel on Wednesday. The Venezuelan drives for Arden in GP2 and currently lies 14th in the standings after a patchy season that has seen him involved in a number of controversial incidents.

Sainz Jr will spend Thursday morning in the Toro Rosso before he is let lose in the Red Bull RB9 on Friday morning. Ricciardo, who is also testing for Red Bull this week, will take over on Thursday afternoon but will be limited to tyre testing under the rules of the test.

Vergne, who hasn't received a Red Bull call-up, will test on Friday morning before handing the car over to Kvyat for the final afternoon. Kvyat, a 19-year-old Russian, is another member of the Red Bull junior programmer and is currently eighth in the GP3 driver standings.