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French World Series by Renault driver Nathanaël Berthon will join the HRT Formula 1 team at this week’s rookie test in Abu Dhabi. The 22-year-old is set to drive for the Spanish outfit on Wednesday and Thursday, marking his debut in a Formula 1 car.
Berthon gets his maiden F1 experience following last weekend's GP2 Final event at the Yas Marina Circuit, having finished ninth and 19th respectively in the pair of races.
"I’m pleased to have the chance to drive in this test for HRT as this will be my first real contact with a Formula 1 car," said Berthon. "Without a doubt, this will be an experience that will reinforce my motivation for the future, and will help me to learn and understand better all the technology of an F1 car and how the tyres react in different situations.
"Formula 1 is what every driver aspires to reach but for me this is another step in my preparation for the future and my long-term objective; I’m just taking this as an experience. My target is to continue working and build my career step by step, and this test is just one more of those small but invaluable steps”.
Berthon competed full-time in the World Series by Renault championship this year, picking up a season best finish of third place at Silverstone.
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