Five drivers to test Minardi
27 October 2005 –
The Minardi F1 Team today confirmed further details of the driver line-up for its forthcoming Vallelunga test, scheduled for November 21-24. In addition to the previously confirmed British racer, Katherine Legge, and regular tester, Chanoch Nissany, other drivers scheduled to take part in the four-day session are Uruguay's Juan Caceres, plus Luca Filippi and Davide Rigon from Italy.
Over the last three seasons, Caceres has rapidly climbed the single-seater racing "ladder", winning the Portuguese Formula BMW title in 2003, before moving to the Spanish F3 Championship in 2004, and the Italian F3000 Championship, with GP Racing, in 2005.
The inclusion of Filippi and Rigon in the test comes as the result of an undertaking the Faenza squad gave earlier in the year to provide two young Italian drivers, selected in a joint ACI/CSAI "driver-search" programme, with their first taste of Formula One performance.