GP3 Series runner-up Regalia tests on McLaren F1 simulator

Facu Regalia

Facu Regalia

McLaren could could already be starting the grooming process of its next development driver.

Dane Kevin Magnussen, with his new Formula Renault 3.5 title, is set to leap straight into Formula 1 with the great British team, while Stoffel Vandoorne is hotly tipped to find a McLaren-backed place on the 2015 grid.

Among the next McLaren-championed names could be Facu Regalia, according to the Italiaracing publication.

It is reported the 21-year-old Argentinian, who finished runner-up in the GP3 Series championship this year behind 2014 Toro Rosso debutant Daniil Kvyat, was in Woking this week.

At McLaren’s state-of-the-art headquarters, Regalia reportedly tried out in McLaren’s Formula 1 simulator, including the layouts for the Abu Dhabi and Silverstone circuits.

Italiaracing said that Regalia also had talks with Force India this year. (GMM)

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