Leimer to test Formula 1 car at Paul Ricard
22 May 2014 – Reigning GP2 Series champion Fabio Leimer will test a Lotus Formula 1 car at Paul Ricard next week.
The outing, overseen by Pirelli as part of the Swiss driver's prize for winning the title, will take place on May 27, in the company of team boss Federico Gastaldi, Lotus driver Pastor Maldonado and reserve Nicolas Prost.
"We're delighted that Fabio will get the chance to drive a Formula 1 car, underlining our commitment to do everything we can to help our GP2 drivers reach the top," said Pirelli Racing Manager Mario Isola.
"He'll have the opportunity to test for 300 kilometres, so it's going to be a memorable experience for everybody present. Fabio will be able to sample our demo tyres, in different compounds and with different fuel loads, so it will be interesting to hear his feedback about how they compare to the GP2 tyres he used to win the title."