Ceccoto and Razia to test for Toro Rosso in Abu Dhabi

Johnny Cecotto Junior (VEN) Sahara Force India F1. Formula One Testing, Day Two, Abu Dhabi Young Driver Test, Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE, Wednesday 16 November 2011.Oct.24 (Reuters) Venezuelan Johnny Cecotto junior will try out a Toro Rosso at Formula One’s young driver test in Abu Dhabi next month, the team has announced ahead of the Indian Grand Prix weekend.

Cecotto’s father and namesake, who was also a motorcycle world champion, raced in Formula One with the Theodore and Toleman teams in 1983 and 1984.

The 23-year-old is backed by Venezuelan lubricants company Venoco whereas compatriot Pastor Maldonado, a race winner with Williams, receives substantial backing from the state oil company PDVSA.

Brazilian Luiz Razia, second in this year’s GP2 series, will also test for the Italian-based team at the Yas Marina circuit.

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