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Renault names trio for Jerez young driver test

Bertrand Baguette, Ho-Pin Tung and Lucas Di Grassi to test for the Renault F1 team at Jerez next week.
The Renault F1 Team has confirmed that Bertrand Baguette, Ho-Pin Tung and Lucas Di Grassi will share driving duties at the young driver test, which will take place at Jerez from December 1-3.

The provisional schedule will see 23-year-old Belgian driver, Baguette, get behind the wheel of the R29 on Tuesday December 1 as his prize for winning the World Series by Renault 3.5 category. This will be Baguette's first chance to sample F1 power and an opportunity to complete representative mileage as the team evaluates up and coming young drivers.

The team will also evaluate young Chinese prospect, Tung, who has previously tested for Williams.

Meanwhile Renault's third driver, Lucas Di Grassi, will have the chance to complete further F1 mileage as he drives the R29 for the first time.

"Testing is so restricted nowadays, but this young driver test is the perfect opportunity for us to assess rising stars such as Bertrand, Ho-Pin and Lucas," said team boss, Bob Bell. "All these drivers have shown great promise and we look forward to seeing what they are capable of as we complete our test programme for the year."




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Cardinal

November 28, 2009 12:22 AM

I'd forgotten all about Tung. What's he doing there? di Grassi is off to Manor, it will be confirmed soon. Baguette should get the third driver role I reckon. If Renault stick around. If they don't, the only French involvement in F1 will be f###ing Todt :(



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