Renault reserve driver Jan Charouz will join the HRT F1 team for a half day’s running today at the ‘Young Drivers’ test at Abu Dhabi, the Spanish team has announced.
The Czech driver will take to the track tomorrow morning before handing over the reins to Nathanaël Berthon, who will pilot the F111 in the afternoon. Charouz is also scheduled to drive for Renault at the test this week.
“Although it is not my first time in a Formula 1 car, it will no doubt be a new and interesting experience since it is the first time I drive the current car,” he said of the latest announcement.
“It will be a great opportunity and I thank HRT for giving me the chance to test with them tomorrow.”
The Prague-born driver started out in karts before making the jump to the Czech Touring Car Championship in 2002. Aged just 15, he become the youngest driver ever to win his class.
In 2004, he switched to open-wheel competition in the German Formula BMW championship, followed by subsequent stints in Italian Formula 3000 and the A1GP series. In 2006, he won the Formula 3000 International Masters Championships, later switch his attentions to endurance racing, winning the 2009 Le Mans Series championship.
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