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Chilton set for Force India test

Max Chilton: I can't wait to get back in the car in Abu Dhabi. I've spent time with the team already so I've got a feel for the way they work and I hope I can get up to speed quickly.

Sahara Force India has announced that Max Chilton will test for the team at the upcoming young driver test in Abu Dhabi.

The test takes place at the Yas Marina circuit the week after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix from Tuesday 15 to Thursday 17 of November.

Chilton, fresh from his second season in GP2, will drive on the Tuesday and Thursday.

Having already completed a straight-line aerodynamic test with the Silverstone-based outfit, the 20-year-old knows the team and is looking forward to building on the running he completed in September.

“I can't wait to get back in the car in Abu Dhabi,” said Chilton. “I've spent time with the team already so I've got a feel for the way they work and I hope I can get up to speed quickly. Abu Dhabi is a track I've raced at a few times in GP2 so that will help.

“It's a big opportunity for me and I just want to enjoy the experience and take in as much as I can.”

Dr. Vijay Mallya, Sahara Force India team principal and managing director, added: “We all know how difficult it is to break into F1, so the young driver test is a great initiative allowing all the teams to evaluate young talent.

“It gives the drivers a chance to learn more about how a F1 team operates away from the pressures of a race weekend and get valuable experience under their belt. I will keep a close eye on the progress of the test next week.”

Sahara Force India will announce its full driver line-up for the test in the coming days.



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Paul di Resta (GBR), Force India F1 Team
Max Chilton (GBR, Carlin). [Photo Credit: Drew Gibson/GP2 Media Service.]
Max Chilton (GBR, Carlin) with Trevor Carlin, Carlin Team Principal, during GP2 testing at the Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain in October 2011. [World Copyright: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic.]
Max Chilton (GBR, Carlin) during GP2 testing at the Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain in October 2011. [World Copyright: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic.]

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blzbub

November 09, 2011 2:41 PM

22 year old Swiss, Fabio Leimer, 14th in this years GP2, is believed to have paid around 300000 euros per day to test in a Sauber, Toro Rosso seats available from 200000 euros per day to the highest bidder according to Auto Motor und Sport

wtf - Unregistered

November 09, 2011 1:59 PM

How much did daddy pay for this? Chilton has won 1 formula 3 race when riciardo lit up his tyres and let him past at the start - after riciardo had claimed the title and a wedge of cash handed to him by daddy chilton!



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