Kimi Raikkonen will drive the Lotus at the Silverstone Young Drivers’ Test next week, the Formula One team announced yesterday, according to ESPNF1.
The test will take place from July 17-19 and Raikkonen will run on the final day to test Pirelli’s new tyres. The other two young Lotus drivers who will run at the test are Nicolas Prost and Davide Valsecchi.
Team principal Eric Boullier hoped the test at Silverstone would allow the team to further develop their car.
“It’s great timing for us to have this season’s Young Drivers’ Test scheduled in the middle of the year,” said Boullier. “It allows us to evaluate more of the new parts we have for the E21 as the championship battle intensifies.
“Remarkably, the UK has been having some notably good weather recently so we’re looking forward to getting some good running across the three days.”
Published in The Express Tribune, July 13th, 2013.
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