Kanaan Will Get BAR Test

IndyCar champion Tony Kanaan will try out a Formula One car later this year, BAR's sporting director Gil de Ferran said on Friday

Kanaan Will Get BAR Test

"It's going to happen. It's definitely going to happen later on this year," the former Indy 500 winner and fellow Brazilian told reporters at the US Grand Prix.

Kanaan, who started this year's Indy 500 on pole position in his Dallara-Honda, said he dreamed of trying out a Formula One car.

"I know a lot of people talked about it last year when I won the championship and I think it's still going to happen," he said.

"We didn't have time schedule-wise to make it happen with BAR but at the end of the year my mate Gil said it's going to happen with the Honda people. It would be a dream come true to drive one of these for sure.

"I'm ready to get the test and I'll do my best, that's all I can say. If they like me, it's going to be their problem because they've got to ask (team owner) Michael (Andretti) what's going to happen there."

Honda-backed BAR could be in the market for a new driver next year, with Williams able to claim Briton Jenson Button's services if he fails to secure a certain amount of points by the end of August.

Button and BAR have not scored any points so far this season but there is no shortage of top level drivers eyeing his seat.

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