Arabadzhiev, Gonzalez to test for Lotus
|By Steven English
||Friday, November 12th 2010, 11:09 GMT
Lotus Racing has announced that it will run GP2 racers Vladimir Arabadzhiev and Rodolfo Gonzalez in the young driver test at Abu Dhabi next week.
Bulgarian Arabadzhiev, 26, contested most of this year's GP2 series with Coloni Motorsport, but was replaced by New Zealander Brendon Hartley after Spa.
Meanwhile, 24-year-old Venezuelan Gonzalez has spent this season with Arden with a best result of fourth at Monza after starting from the reverse-grid pole.
Lotus Racing's chief executive officer, Riad Asmat, said: "We are very pleased to have confirmed that Rodolfo and Vladimir will be driving for us in Abu Dhabi.
"They both come from countries with growing interest in motorsport and the chance to give emerging drivers the opportunity to step up to Formula 1 is central to the Lotus Racing philosophy of embracing young talent.
"Everyone in the team is looking forward to working with them over the two day test and I am delighted we could give them this opportunity."