Formula 1GP2 Series

Berthon and Charouz Selected by HRT for Abu Dhabi Young Driver Test

1 Mins read
Nathaneal Berthon - Photo Credit: Alastair Staley/ GP2 Series Media Service

Nathaneal Berthon - Photo Credit: Alastair Staley/ GP2 Series Media Service

 

HRT have today announced two additions to their testing line-up: GP2 driver Nathaneal Berthon and, from the Formula Renault 3.5 series, Jan Charouz.

The two will take over from Dani Clos, who was in the F111 today at the Yas Marina Circuit.

Berthon will start his testing for the team tomorrow, and will also be in the car on Thursday. “I'm pleased to have the chance to drive in this test for HRT as this will be my first real contact with a Formula 1 car,” said the Frenchman. “Without a doubt, this will be an experience that will reinforce my motivation for the future, and will help me to learn and understand better all the technology of an F1 car and how the tyres react in different situations.

“Formula 1 is what every driver aspires to reach but for me this is another step in my preparation for the future and my long-term objective; I'm just taking this as an experience. My target is to continue working and build my career step by step, and this test is just one more of those small but invaluable steps”.

Before Berthon gets his chance tomorrow, Czech driver Charouz will step into the car. “Although it is not my first time in a Formula 1 car, it will no doubt be a new and interesting experience since it is the first time I drive the current car,” he said. “It will also be the first time I test the new Pirelli tyres. I have driven with this brand's tyres in other categories but surely the performance and behaviour of the PZero will be surprising. It will be a great opportunity and I thank HRT for giving me the chance to test with them tomorrow”.

Related posts
Formula 1Season Review

SEASON REVIEW: 2020 Formula 1 World Championship - Scuderia Ferrari

3 Mins read
The 2020 F1 season is set to go down as Ferrari’s worst campaign in the last century. However, despite the dreadful results, Ferrari still managed some highs in a unique 2020 season.
Formula 1Season Review

SEASON REVIEW: 2020 Formula 1 World Championship - Renault DP World F1 Team

3 Mins read
Renault DP World F1 Team had podium glory for the first time in over nine years in an impressive 2020 for the team.
FeaturesFIA WECFormula 1IndyCarRally

The Porsche Story, Part 2: Racing Through Disciplines

6 Mins read
Part 2 of TheCheckeredFlag’s Porsche Story looks into the German manufacturers’ history in single seater racing and rallying.

Leave a Reply