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Valtteri Bottas has been given two days of running for Williams at the Young Driver Test at Silverstone, taking place from Thursday to Friday. The Finn is currently the team's reserve and has already taken part in six Friday practice sessions this season.
“We are extremely fortunate to have a young test driver with the talent, professionalism and promise of Valtteri,” explained Williams’ Chief Operations Engineer Mark Gillan. “We will use these two days to put him through his paces.”
Gillan also praised the reigning GP3 champion for his work with the team during race weekends, with Bottas often replacing Bruno Senna during first free practice.
“His feedback has been excellent throughout the Friday sessions and it will be interesting to see how well he copes with a combination of shorter and longer runs during the event,” Gillan added.
Bottas, who opted not to race in a feeder category this year and focus fully on his Williams reserve duties, is highly excited by the upcoming test.
“I’m really looking forward to the test this week," he said. "In total I’ve only had four full test days in a Formula 1 car alongside the FP1 sessions this season, so I really want to get some good mileage in. I’m looking forward to being able to do some longer runs in the car, as well as strengthening my relationship with the engineers.”
Bottas will join Marussia testers Max Chilton and Rio Haryanto, plus HRT young driver Ma Qing Hua for the two-day event which kicks off tomorrow morning.
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