Caterham has announced that Rio Haryanto will drive for the team on the second day of the Silverstone in-season test.
Haryanto has been driving for the Caterham GP2 team so far this season, but has previous F1 test experience from the Abu Dhabi Young Driver Test in 2010 – driving for Virgin – and then for the same team under its current name as Marussia at Silverstone in 2012. Having been confirmed as driving on Wednesday next week following the British Grand Prix, Haryanto said he is keen to get a feel for the new turbo-engined F1 car.
“I can't wait to be back in an F1 car and I'm delighted it's with Caterham F1 Team, the senior team to EQ8 Caterham Racing,” Haryanto said. “The last time I drove an F1 car was at the young driver test at Silverstone in 2012 and with the new engine regulations this year I'm sure it'll be a very different experience.
“The goal for me is to use this day as another learning experience, another chance to build on the F1 laps I've already done, and while my focus before the test is obviously to do the best job I can in GP2, I will be 100% ready to work to the plan the team set and help them develop as best I can.”
Caterham has already confirmed that Will Stevens will drive for the team
on the opening day of the test at Silverstone.