Sauber to test Fong, Nissany in Valencia


The Sauber F1 Team have announced that Chinese driver Adderly Fong and Israeli driver Roy Nissany will both get a test day in a Sauber C31 at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia next week.

24-year-old Fong will run with the team on Wednesday 22nd October, with the Chinese driver getting his first taste of an Formula 1 car having run a part-GP3 Series campaign with Jenzer Motorsport in 2014 alongside his full time commitments in the Asia-based Audi R8 LMS Cup.

“I am very pleased I am going to test a Sauber C31 in Valencia,” insisted Fong. “It will be my first time driving a Formula 1 car with this high a power to weight ratio, and I am looking forward to it.”

19-year-old Nissany, who takes over on Thursday 23rd October, has been competing in the FIA European Formula 3 Championship in 2014 for Mücke Motorsport, and has a best finish of sixth place in race three at the Nurburgring. He is the son of one-time Minardi F1 test driver Chanoch Nissany, and like Fong it will be his first time in a Formula 1 car.

“I am delighted to have the chance to test the Sauber C31,” said Nissany. “I will put lots of efforts into it to do a good job.”