Jordan King will drive for Manor Racing in Free Practice one at the Circuit of the Americas, King has had a strong GP2 season and has been rewarded with a drive in Austin.
King has praised Manor Racing for giving him the opportunity to drive the MRT05, “First of all, I’d like to thank the team for making this possible. It’s another big step in the right direction for me, after two really positive tests in the MRT05 which paved the way for this opportunity.”
It is a huge moment for King to show his capabilities and talents especially in front of all the Formula 1 teams.
“It’s a dream come true, but at the same time I have a job to do in the car on Friday and I want to make sure I give the team plenty of quality feedback and data to help with their USGP challenge.”
King will only have ninety minutes to show his talents but a solid and competitive showing will be hugely beneficial for the young British driver.
“There’s quite a lot to cram into 90 minutes. I’ll be exploring the balance of the car and correlating that with the team’s simulation work. There’ll be some new components to evaluate, along with the tyre specifications for this event.”