Leal qualifies for Formula 1 Super Licence
10 July 2014 – Julián Leal has qualified for a Formula 1 Super Licence after his maiden test appearance with the Caterham team at Silverstone.
The Colombian, 24, was delayed by a power unit-related issue on the final morning of the post-British Grand Prix test, but recovered to rack up 51 laps, just over the 300km total required by governing body the FIA.
"At the end of the session I'd completed 51 laps which, considering where we were mid-morning, I was quite happy with, especially as that takes us over the 300km required to be eligible for a Super Licence," explained Leal, who currently races for Carlin in feeder championship GP2.
"Obviously it wasn't about times, it was about mileage, learning how to work with the team and start to understand how to maximise the performance of a 2014 F1 car, and I feel like I've made a good step with all of those.
"Now I want more and I can't wait to have another chance to drive."
Leal sits sixth in the GP2 standings ahead of the next round at Hockenheim.