Strakka Racing Will Stevens to drive 2014 Caterham F1 car after Silverstone GP
The Caterham F1 Team has confirmed that Test Driver and Caterham Racing Academy member Will Stevens will drive the team's 2014 CT05 F1 car on July 8th at the Silverstone F1 test, taking place after the British Grand Prix. The Silverstone session is the third of four in-season tests in 2014 and runs from July 8-9th. Stevens made his debut in an F1 car at last year's young driver test at the Northamptonshire track.
"It is a great opportunity for me to get my second taste of a Formula 1 car back at Silverstone with The Caterham F1 team," says Stevens. "We have been working very hard on the sim this year at Leafield so it's a test I feel really well prepared for. The focus for 2014 remains on FR3.5 and after the last round at Spa, we’ve made good progress to keep us right up there. We head to Moscow ahead of the F1 test so a lot to look forward to in the coming weeks."
With victory in the opening round and a further two podiums, Strakka Racing's Formula Renault 3.5 Series driver is currently fourth in the 2014 standings with 68 points.
About Strakka Racing
From early domestic campaigns with BMWs and Aston Martins, Strakka Racing has evolved to become one of the most respected and successful privateer teams in the World Endurance Championship. In 2010 the Silverstone-based team achieved a class win, five circuit records and fifth overall in the iconic Le Mans 24 Hours. In 2013, it secured a second class win the LMP1 Privateers class at Le Mans. Ever developing, in 2013 Strakka Racing entered the Formula Renault 3.5 litre World Series single seater championship, regarded as one of the best training grounds before F1. In 2014 Strakka Racing joins forces with esteemed Japanese chassis manufacturer DOME to develop, market and race the Strakka DOME S103 chassis. Alongside the racing teams, it also runs Strakka Performance, providing professional racing drivers with bespoke programmes aimed at enhancing their on-track performance. Unlike many training regimes, Strakka Performance goes beyond the gym with dedicated track time and coaching in World Series by Renault cars. It has also created Zanardi Strakka Kart racing team, putting in place the building blocks to enable racing drivers to develop and refine their skills right from the start of their career with a support infrastructure that goes beyond any typical racing team.