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Young Drivers Test: Sauber to run Hulkenberg, Frijns and Sato

Sauber names line-up for Young Driver test
The Sauber F1 team has confirmed that race driver Nico Hulkenberg will join Robin Frijns and Kimiya Sato at the Young Driver Test at Silverstone next week.

Hulkenberg will drive on Thursday afternoon only, with Frijns, Sauber's test and reserve driver, on track on Wednesday and on Thursday morning. It will be the second Young Driver Test for Frijns. The Dutchman is the 2012 Formula Renault 3.5 World Series champion and is currently competing in the 2013 GP2 Series with Hilmer Motorsport. He won the GP2 Feature race in Spain back in May and is ninth in the championship at the moment with 45 points on the board.

Kimiya Sato - no relation to Takuma Sato - meanwhile will get into the Sauber C32 and drive an F1 car for the very first time on the Friday. The 24-year-old brings experience from series like Formula BMW, Japanese and German Formula 3, as well as the Formula 3 Euro Series, and currently leads the 2013 Auto GP Championship.

Esteban Gutierrez - Sauber's other race driver - will not get the opportunity to run or get any laps with the new Pirelli tyres.

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06.07.2013- Free Practice 3, Nico Hulkenberg (GER) Sauber F1 Team C32
06.07.2013- Free Practice 3, Nico Hulkenberg (GER) Sauber F1 Team C32
05.07.2013- Free Practice 2, Nico Hulkenberg (GER) Sauber F1 Team C32
05.07.2013- Free Practice 1, Nico Hulkenberg (GER) Sauber F1 Team C32
29.06.2013- Free Pratice 3, Nico Hulkenberg (GER) Sauber F1 Team C32

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July 12, 2013 10:53 PM

Guttierez simply seems to be to slow. He's the only driver in F1 this year that has been outqualified by his teammate at every single race so far...I'd be really surprised if he suddenly picks up a lot of speed as he has driven in GP2 for some years already and GP3 before that so yes he might still get a little quicker in F1 with experience but not by much. I think by now reading the team comments after the races it's pretty obvious that if it were up to the teammembers who have sporting achievement in mind, he might be on his way out at this point of the year, but for that to happen they will have to convince Carlos that they need points and running Esteban doesn't benefit anyone if he's simply not quick enough.

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