Caterham hands Leal Silverstone test chance
5 July 2014 – Caterham will hand Julián Leal track time at the post-British Grand Prix test at Silverstone next week.
The Colombian, fifth in the GP2 standings after the opening nine races of his fourth season in the category, will experience Formula 1 machinery for the first time when he gets behind the wheel of the team's current CT05.
"I am very excited about my first Formula 1 test and I would like to thank Caterham F1 Team and everyone who has helped make this opportunity possible," Leal, 24, said of the upcoming opportunity.
"As I'm racing on the same circuit this weekend as I'll test on next week that's obviously a benefit but there is clearly a big step up to F1 from GP2, particularly in terms of the infrastructure I will be working with on track.
"With that in mind my main goal is to learn as much as I possibly can and help the team work through the program they set – I know I will be given all the help and advice I need, now I just want to get started!"
Caterham is also fielding Will Stevens and Rio Haryanto at the two-day gathering, running from July 8-9.