Will Stevens, Marussia’s previous reserve racer, will be racing for the first time in a Formula One race on Sunday, as Caterham has confirmed him as the second racer at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, where he will race alongside Kamui Kobayashi. The 1-year-old Briton spent the current season in Formula Renault 3,5. He finished the race in sixth place and twice stood on the top step of the podium for the winners. Before joining Marussi in October, he was part of Caterham’s program of young racers. He has also tested with the latter, in 2013 and this year in Silverstone. The last step to really be able to perform in Abu Dhabi was to get a great license, which Stevens wasn’t worried about. According to him, the more than five hundred kilometers they accumulated for the off-season this year was probably enough
Champion of the Renault 3,5 series Carlos Sainz Jr. will compete in one of the Red Bull race cars at the last test this year, following the race in Abu Dhabi between November 25 and 26, and the other will belong to Daniel Ricciard. We will see him on the track on the first of two. This will be Sainz’s second test for the red bull. He won the car last year at the test of young racers in Silverston, where he completed thirty-five laps with the RB9 car. He also drove the Toro Ross in the same test, and recently took a demonstration ride with a Red Bull RB3,5 in the middle of the season as a reward for his lead in the R8 Series Championship.