Young Drivers Test 2013 - Silverstone

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Young Drivers Test 2013 - Silverstone

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With some live F1 action for £15 you'd be crazy not to go. So this is really the last chance for us brits to hear this era of F1 engine roar for such a cheap price.

So, who else is going and can we start to see what drivers have been confirmed for which days?

Drivers so far:

Wednesday
Da Costa - Red Bull (morning)
Ricciardo - Red Bull (afternoon)
tba - Ferrari
*Calado - Force India
Magnussen - McLaren
tba - Caterham
Robin Frijns - Sauber
Nicolas Prost - Lotus
Cecotto - Toro Rosso
Juncadella - Williams
Ellinas - Marussia
suspended - Mercedes

Thursday
Da Costa - Red Bull (morning)
Webber - Red Bull (afternoon)
tba - Ferrari
*Sutil - Force India
Turvey - McLaren
tba - Caterham
Robin Frijns - Sauber (morning)
Nico Hulkenberg - Sauber (afternoon)
Davide Valsecchi - Lotus
Sainz - Toro Rosso (morning)
Ricciardo - Toro Rosso (afternoon)
Maldonado - Williams
Gonzalez - Marussia
suspended - Mercedes

Friday
Sains - Red Bull (morning)
Vettel - Red Bull (afternoon)
tba - Ferrari
*Di Resta - Force India
Paffett - McLaren
tba - Caterham
Kimiya Sato - Sauber
Raikkonen - Lotus
Vergne - Toro Roso
Wolff - Williams
Gonzalez - Marussia
suspended - Mercedes


* to be confirmed
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I just added the guys from Sauber and Lotus

Confirmed so far.

Wednesday
Robin Frijns - Sauber
Nicolas Prost - Lotus

Thursday
Robin Frijns - Sauber (only in the morning)
Nico Hulkenberg - Sauber (afternoon)
Davide Valsecchi - Lotus
Ricciardo - Toro Roso

Friday
Kimiya Sato - Sauber
Vergne - Toro Roso
Raikkonen - Lotus

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booked last night to go Thursday.

also, pay an extra tenner and you can go on the Pit walkabout from 1700-1800

:)

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waynes wrote:booked last night to go Thursday.

also, pay an extra tenner and you can go on the Pit walkabout from 1700-1800

:)
wicked. Do you know if the pit/paddock area will be open throughout the day to see the back of the garages etc?

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McLaren has announced that Kevin Magnussen, Oliver Turvey and Gary Paffett will get behind the wheel of the MP4-28 chassis during the Young Driver Test at Silverstone.
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Anyone have any idea about the timetable for Thursday??? - Thanks!
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Susie Wolff will drive for Williams.
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Its been a long time that a female driver has competed in F1. I'm not sure that Wolff has the necessary skills. The test drive is more likely due to her husband having shares in the company and Mercedes providing engines. AFAIK she has entered 64 single seater races in six years and never won a single race. She had 4 podiums but that is not an impressive achievement.
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Red Bull confirmed quite a while ago that it would run António Félix da Costa and Carlos Sainz Junior. Not sure if that still holds since the extension of the YDT though.

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Tomba wrote:Red Bull confirmed quite a while ago that it would run António Félix da Costa and Carlos Sainz Junior. Not sure if that still holds since the extension of the YDT though.
and i read somewhere, can't find it any more, Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel are also going to test. both half a day.

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WhiteBlue wrote:Susie Wolff will drive for Williams.
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Its been a long time that a female driver has competed in F1. I'm not sure that Wolff has the necessary skills. The test drive is more likely due to her husband having shares in the company and Mercedes providing engines. AFAIK she has entered 64 single seater races in six years and never won a single race. She had 4 podiums but that is not an impressive achievement.
I guess we have pay testers too now. Man or woman, without any great achievements in single seaters and already 30 years old it is very unlikely to become an F1 driver

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langwadt wrote:
WhiteBlue wrote:Susie Wolff will drive for Williams.
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Its been a long time that a female driver has competed in F1. I'm not sure that Wolff has the necessary skills. The test drive is more likely due to her husband having shares in the company and Mercedes providing engines. AFAIK she has entered 64 single seater races in six years and never won a single race. She had 4 podiums but that is not an impressive achievement.
I guess we have pay testers too now. Man or woman, without any great achievements in single seaters and already 30 years old it is very unlikely to become an F1 driver
While part of me agrees, all the teams have will likely have their simulator drivers in the cars for this test to basically "calibrate" them.
Not the engineer at Force India

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I thought Wolff (Stoddart) wasn't too bad in DTM, good enough to test F1 definitely.

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nacho wrote:I thought Wolff (Stoddart) wasn't too bad in DTM, good enough to test F1 definitely.
wiki says four points in seven seasons..

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Well they good have a lot better driver testing but I don't think she is incapable of testing, but yes she is there only because of Toto Wolff.

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Interesting to see Ricciardo testing. Maybe a yard stick for da Costa.
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