Zaugg joins A1 Team South Africa

A1 Team South Africa have signed 19-year-old Red Bull Junior Team driver Adrian Zaugg to be part of their team after an impressive test last week

Zaugg joins A1 Team South Africa

Formula Renault Eurocup racer Zaugg impressed the team at their evaluation test at Snetterton last week, before driving in the official test session at Silverstone.

Zaugg will join 21-year-old Stephen Simpson in the team in the second season of the World Cup of Motorsport. Zaugg will compete in at least three race meetings with the team.

"Adrian Zaugg is a truly wonderful 'find' for South Africa," said Dana Cooper, CEO of A1 Team South Africa.

"He is a very talented, committed young man who has already achieved a great deal in in a short space of time. We have had our eye on him for some time and are delighted he has agreed to join our team.

"We are also very appreciative to his sponsor Red Bull for allowing Adrian to compete for South Africa in at least three A1GP races, to fit in with his various Red Bull commitments."

The DAMS-run team had a packed testing programme at last week's official Silverstone test, running five drivers.

Honda F1 tester Alan van der Merwe and Zaugg joined last season's drivers Stephen Simpson, Tomas Scheckter and Gavin Cronje at the test.

"All of the drivers we tested did a good job and I can honestly say that any one of them would be an asset to our team," said A1 Team South Africa technical and sporting manager Mike Carroll.

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