Frijns relieved as young drivers survive test shake-up

Robin Frijns

Robin Frijns

Sauber reserve driver Robin Frijns is relieved he will still test for the Swiss at Silverstone later this month.

Formula 1 has responded to the tyre-exploding Silverstone crisis by turning the forthcoming ‘young driver test’ into a full-blown tyre development session.

It means not only inexperienced drivers are now eligible to test at Silverstone, but also race drivers.

However, the youngsters will continue to have an important role at Silverstone, because the race drivers are only allowed to conduct specific tyre testing.

The FIA will have inspectors at Silverstone, ensuring that only rookies are conducting real development running.

Dutchman Frijns, Sauber’s 21-year-old reserve driver, confirmed to formule1.nl that he is still scheduled to run on days 1 and 2 of the Silverstone test.

“It will be a tough test but I am very happy that I will get the chance to drive the 2013 car,” he said.

“There should be several new components to test,” Frijns added. (GMM)

  • =El Presidente=

    Frijns, the new upcoming WDC, and my new hero.

    21 years of age, and already achieved more, and more prestigious titles then Vettel at that age!

    Doing a great job in GP2, despite he only hears every Wednesday before raceday if he races or not.
    Given the right opportunity he is a new WDC.

    for sure this kid fell in a kettle of lightning when he was young!

    The best part is, he doesn’t like RedBull, he got offered their young-driver-programm TWICE, and denied it, because, and i quote : “RedBull treats their drivers like dogs, im not interested”

    =Go Frijns, Go burn em!=

  • Ploops

    El Presidente, I agree 100%. A future champion.