The annual Formula 1 Young Driver test will be held in July
The annual Formula 1 young drivers test will be held on July 17th to the 19th, at Silverstone, in between the German and Hungarian Grand Prixs.
The event last year ended up being a rather fragmented test, as teams held different sessions at Silverstone, Magny-Curs and Abu Dhabi, across a period of four months, though this year there has been a single three day, more conventional test organised. For the very first time, the full 11 team event will be being held at the British Grand Prixs home, in the week before the Hungarian grand Prix, the last race before Formula 1’s summer break, from the 17th until the 19th of July.
There have been few details revealed as of yet for the young driver test line up
There have been very few details revealed so far regarding the driver line up for the young driver test, though Tio Ellinas, who is the GP3 Championship leader has been confirmed as running for Marussia, which is a prize for being their lead runner in the junior series last year. Under Formula 1’s sporting regulations, no driver who has competed in over two Formula 1 World Championship races can take part in the test and all drivers must have an International A Licence.
This bespoke young driver test started in 2009, though this year is supposedly going to be the last after the last race in Canada to try and reintroduce full in season testing for next season. The proposals are still having to be ratified by the World Motor Sport Council for the FIA. The plans entail four, two day test sessions that are going to be held after four European based Grand Prixs during 2014, The increase in running will come at the expense of other activities that are currently permitted under the correct regulations, such as the young driver event and straight line testing.