Virgin to run aero test in Spain
|By Pablo Elizalde||Thursday, May 12th 2011, 10:13 GMT|
The Virgin Racing team will use Adrian Quaife-Hobbs to carry out straight-line testing in Spain next Sunday.
The team will conduct 300km of testing to evaluate aerodynamic components at the Idiada test circuit.
It will be the first time that GP3 racer Quaife-Hobbs has driven a Formula 1 car.
"I'm very much looking forward to driving an F1 car for the first time and must thank the Marussia Virgin Racing team for the faith they have shown in me in allowing me to carry out aerodynamic testing in their new car," he said.
"It's a great opportunity to get the chance to drive an F1 car as the team carries out computerised design testing with the new car.
"We'll be testing lots of aero parts and I'm really proud to be playing a part in it. Doing aero testing there is no pressure to perform but it will give me a great opportunity to see how the F1 team works."