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Coletti set for Toro Rosso test

Stefano Coletti to test with Toro Rosso in Abu Dhabi
Stefano Coletti has joined the list of drivers who will take part in the F1 young driver test in Abu Dhabi later this month after revealing a deal with Toro Rosso.

The 22-year-old won twice in GP2 this season driving for Trident Racing but saw his campaign come to an early end when a heavy accident at Spa saw him suffer a fractured vertebrae.

Having returned to action for the recent GP2 test at Catalunya, the Monegasque driver has now agreed a deal that will see him drive Toro Rosso's STR6 in Abu Dhabi – marking his maiden appearance in F1 machinery.

“I'm happy to finally announce that I'll be testing with Toro Rosso in Abu Dhabi,” he wrote on his Twitter account. "I'm on my way to the Toro Rosso headquarters. Going to make my seat and meet all the guys."

Despite missing three GP2 races following his injury in the first race in Belgium, Coletti ended the year eleventh in the championship standings.



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Stefano Coletti (MON, Trident Racing) celebrates his victory on the podium with Esteban Gutierrez (MEX, Lotus ART) and Romain Grosjean (FRA, Dams) after the sprint race at the Hungaroring, Hungary in July 2011. [Photo credit: Andrew Ferraro/GP2 Media Service.]
2011 GP2 Series. Round 1. Istanbul Park, Istanbul Turkey. 8th May. Sunday Race. Stefano Coletti (MON, Trident Racing) celebrates his victory on the podium. [Picture credit: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.]
Trident Racing`s Stefano Coletti, photographed at home in Monaco earlier in 2011. [Photo Credit: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.]
Daniil Kvyat (RUS) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR9.
09.07.2014. Formula One Testing, Silverstone, England, Wednesday.
Daniil Kvyat (RUS) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR9.
09.07.2014. Formula One Testing, Silverstone, England, Wednesday.
Daniil Kvyat (RUS) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR9.
09.07.2014. Formula One Testing, Silverstone, England, Wednesday.
Daniil Kvyat (RUS) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR9 running sensor equipment.
09.07.2014. Formula One Testing, Silverstone, England, Wednesday.
Daniil Kvyat (RUS) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR9 running sensor equipment.
09.07.2014. Formula One Testing, Silverstone, England, Wednesday.
Daniil Kvyat (RUS) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR9 running sensor equipment.
09.07.2014. Formula One Testing, Silverstone, England, Wednesday.
Daniil Kvyat (RUS) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR9 running sensor equipment.
09.07.2014. Formula One Testing, Silverstone, England, Wednesday.
Daniil Kvyat (RUS) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR9.
09.07.2014. Formula One Testing, Silverstone, England, Wednesday.
Daniil Kvyat (RUS) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR9 running sensor equipment.
09.07.2014. Formula One Testing, Silverstone, England, Wednesday.
Jean-Eric Vergne (FRA) Scuderia Toro Rosso (Centre) and Romain Grosjean (FRA) Lotus F1 Team (Right).
08.07.2014. Formula One Testing, Silverstone, England, Tuesday.
Jean-Eric Vergne (FRA) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR9.
08.07.2014. Formula One Testing, Silverstone, England, Tuesday.
Jean-Eric Vergne (FRA) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR9.
08.07.2014. Formula One Testing, Silverstone, England, Tuesday.
The Scuderia Toro Rosso STR9 of Jean-Eric Vergne (FRA) Scuderia Toro Rosso is recovered back to the pits.
08.07.2014. Formula One Testing, Silverstone, England, Tuesday.
Jean-Eric Vergne (FRA) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR9.
08.07.2014. Formula One Testing, Silverstone, England, Tuesday.
Jean-Eric Vergne (FRA) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR9 walks back to the pits after stopping on the circuit.
08.07.2014. Formula One Testing, Silverstone, England, Tuesday.

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