Alguersuari and di Grassi signed up by Pirelli
30 March 2012 – Jaime Alguersuari and Lucas di Grassi's services have been secured by sole Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli for the 2012 campaign, with the pair set to share a total of four development tests at the wheel of Renault's R30 chassis.
Alguersuari, who has since joined BBC Radio 5 live after being axed by Toro Rosso, described it as a 'fantastic opportunity' to keep his F1 mileage at a high level, while di Grassi retains the position he held throughout the 2011 season.
"I have a huge desire to get behind the wheel of a Formula 1 car again and return to competition, so this is a brilliant chance for me."
"I’m delighted to be back for another year with Pirelli after an extremely successful first season of collaboration," added di Grassi. "We learned a lot together and so we are both very happy to continue. This is a good opportunity for me to carry on the work that we started last year, which allows me to compare and contrast with all the tyres I have tested so far. These tyres are now a fantastic feature of Formula 1."
The two men's tyre testing duties will be confirmed by Pirelli in the coming weeks.