Lotus team announces young test drivers Lotus Racing has today confirmed its driver line-up for the forthcoming Young Driver Test in Abu Dhabi. The two drivers are Vladimir Arabadzhiev (Bulgaria) and Rodolfo González (Venezuela). Both drivers will be on track in chassis T127-02.
Riad Asmat, Lotus Racing Chief Executive Officer, gave his comments on the line-up, saying “We are very pleased to have confirmed that Rodolfo and Vladimir will be driving for us in Abu Dhabi. They both come from countries with growing interest in motorsport, and the chance to give emerging drivers the opportunity to step up to Formula One™ is central to the Lotus Racing philosophy of embracing young talent. Everyone in the team is looking forward to working with them over the two day test and I am delighted we could give them this opportunity.”
Rodolfo González began his racing career in raced in the 2003 Formula Renault 2.0 UK Winter Series, graduating to the main series in 2004 and 2005. In 2006 He won the British F3 International Series National Class and finished 11th in the 2007 British Formula Three season with T-Sport. 2008 saw a move to Carlin Motorsport and the Formula Three Euroseries. He competed in the 2008–09 GP2 Asia Series season at Sakhir and entered the main GP2 Series at the German rounds, combining that with competing in Euroseries 3000 in 2009. For the 2009 / 2010 season he raced for Arden International in the first round of the 2009–10 GP2 Asia Series season and returned at the final round in Bahrain. Rodolfo will be testing for the Tuesday and part of the Wednesday 17th November session.
Vladimir Arabadzhiev first raced in the Italian Formula Three Championship in 2006 before progressing to the Euroseries 3000 championship in 2007. He joined the International Formula Master series in 2008 and stayed for 2009, before racing in the 2009–10 season of the GP2 Asia Series, for the Rapax Team. He also took part in the main series for the 2010 season, moving to Scuderia Coloni. Vladimir will be in the car for the afternoon session on Wednesday 17th November.
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