Bottas eager to make most of opportunity with Williams in Silverstone young driver test
|By Pablo Elizalde||Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 08:41 GMT|
Valtteri Bottas says he is eager to get behind the wheel of the Williams Formula 1 car when he tests for two days at Silverstone from tomorrow.
The Finn, who has been the Grove squad's third driver this season, will take to the British track alongside the Marussia and HRT teams for the young driver test the three teams are carrying out at the British circuit.
Bottas will be in charge of driving duties on both days.
The test will take place on the Grand Prix Circuit on Thursday and the International layout on Friday.
"I'm really looking forward to the test this week," said Bottas. "In total I've only had four full test days in a Formula One car alongside the FP1 sessions this season, so I really want to get some good mileage in.
"We have some interesting things to test this week as well as a longer race simulation planned, which, provided the weather stays good, will be a great experience for me.
"I'm looking forward to being able to do some longer runs in the FW34, as well as strengthening my relationship with the engineers. It was wet on Friday at Silverstone so I hope it will stay dry this week as the track is really good fun to drive.
"I know the Grand Prix circuit quite well, but the International circuit will be a new challenge."