Caterham Racing Academy member Will Stevens will get behind the wheel of the Caterham CT05 at the upcoming Formula 1 in-season test following next month’s British Grand Prix.

The 22-year-old Englishman is contesting his third season in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series championship, and claimed his first win at the season-opener in Monza, followed by further podium finishes at Aragon and Spa-Francorchamps to place fourth in the Drivers’ Championship standings.

Alongside his racing commitments, Stevens has assisted the team with simulator work back at their Leafield headquarters to help fine-tune set-ups during Grand Prix weekends.

Stevens – who was appointed to Honda’s F1 development program as a 16-year-old karter – previously tested for Caterham at Silverstone last year.

“With the amount of time I’ve already spent in the virtual car in the simulator, I can’t wait to see how it compares to the real thing. I’m sure we’ll have a busy run plan set for the day and my focus will be on doing the best job I can for the team, building on the work I’ve been doing all year in the sim at Leafield,” he said of his upcoming outing behind the wheel.

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Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.