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Young Drivers Test: Who is testing at Silverstone today - Day 1

A run down of who is running in which car on the first day of the F1 Young Driver test at Silverstone
The annual F1 Young Driver Test gets underway this morning at Silverstone - albeit with a twist thanks to a change in the regulations that means race drivers can now take part in order to help Pirelli with tyre testing work.

Three such drivers are due to appear on track on Wednesday, with Daniel Ricciardo, Paul di Resta and Max Chilton all due to spend half a day on track for Red Bull, Force India and Marussia respectively.

Amongst the others on track, there will be plenty of interest in how the likes of James Calado, Robin Frijns and Daniel Juncadella get on on track, while there will be a little bit of F1 history made when Tio Ellinas appears for Marussia.

The GP3 racer will become the first Cypriot to test an F1 car, an honour he earned by being the highest placed driver in Marussia's GP3 team last year.

Young Driver Test line-up - 17 July:

Antonio Felix Da Costa Portugal Red Bull-Renault AM
Daniel Ricciardo Australia Red Bull-Renault PM *
Davide Rigon Italy Ferrari-Ferrari
Nicolas Prost France Lotus-Renault
James Calado Britain Force India-Mercedes AM
Paul di Resta Britain Force India-Mercedes PM *
Kevin Magnussen Denmark McLaren-Mercedes
Johnny Cecotto Venezuela Toro Rosso-Ferrari
Robin Frijns Netherlands Sauber-Ferrari
Daniel Juncadella Spain Williams-Renault
Tio Ellinas Cyprus Marussia-Cosworth AM
Max Chilton Britain Marussia-Cosworth PM *
Alexander Rossi America Caterham-Renault

NB – Mercedes are not taking part in the test as punishment from the FIA International Tribunal for testing with Pirelli in Spain earlier in the year

* -denotes tyre testing for Pirelli

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July 17, 2013 2:23 PM

Come on girls put your handbags away please! I don't care who's testing. It's a glorious day here at Silverstone and where can you get to see F1 cars blasting around an international circuit for £15.


July 17, 2013 1:02 PM

omah. get real! do you think that mark is there with his overalls and is then told that he cannot drive the car?? maybe it is mark who is screwing rbr over. and is refusing to drive, or maybe he is doing something else. maybe even sim training for hungaroring. is macca screwing button and perez? they aren't driving either.

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