Quaife-Hobbs to test Virgin F1 car The Marussia Virgin Racing Formula 1 team has announced that Britain’s Adrian Quaife-Hobbs will be conducting a straight-line test in Spain on Sunday. The run will be held at the Idiada oval test facility, just over an hour’s drive from Barcelona.
In 2011, 20-year-old Quaife-Hobbs is competing in feeder series GP3 for Marussia Manor Racing and is part of the Marussia Virgin Young Driver Development program. On Sunday, the Pembury driver will be evaluating the bodywork of the car raced by Timo Glock and Jérôme d’Ambrosio, racking up approximately 300 kilometers (just over 185 miles) in the process.
“I’m very much looking forward to driving an F1 car for the first time and must thank the Marussia Virgin Racing team for the faith they have shown in me, in allowing me to carry out aerodynamic testing in their new car,” he comments.
“It’s a great opportunity to get the chance to drive an F1 car as the team carries out computerized design testing. We’ll be testing lots of aero parts and I’m really proud to be playing a part in it. Doing aero testing there is no pressure to perform, but it will give me a great opportunity to see how the F1 team works.”
One weekend later, Quaife-Hobbs will be back in Spain for Rounds 3 and 4 of the GP3 season at the Circuit de Catalunya, located on the other side of Barcelona.
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