Adam Khan has been included in Renault's Formula 1 driver line-up for 2009 as he becomes the representative for the manufacturer's demonstration activities through the year.
The 23-year-old British driver, whose credits include representing Pakistan in A1GP and a title challenge in the 2008 Formula 3000 Euroseries, will take to the wheel of an R28 at a variety of events this year.
These include Renault's hugely successful Roadshows, which showcase Formula 1 to cities and country's unfamiliar with the sport, and circuit demonstrations during World Series by Renault events.
Making his debut for team during a demonstration run in the Middle East during the early part of 2009, Khan is delighted to be getting F1 time under his belt.
“It's an honour for me to join the ING Renault F1 team and I really can't wait to get started,” he said. “I have enjoyed a really warm welcome into the team and everyone has been friendly and helpful. It will be awesome to showcase the R28 on the streets of some of the world's greatest cities and to allow the public to witness the power and speed of an F1 car.
“The opportunity in itself encompasses a huge array of things and is fantastic preparation for the future, which I hope with hard work and commitment, as well as enjoyment, will be a bright one.”
“We are pleased to welcome Adam into the ING Renault F1 Team as our demonstration driver,” added Managing Director Flavio Briatore.
“Our demonstration programme gives young talent the chance to work closely with the team and to showcase their skills behind the wheel of our Grand Prix cars. Adam now has the chance to demonstrate the talent he has shown throughout his career and to gain valuable experience working at the pinnacle of the sport.”