Caterham F1 Team has confirmed that its test driver and Caterham Racing Academy member Will Stevens will drive the team’s 2014 CT05 F1 car on 8 July at the Silverstone F1 test, taking place after the British Grand Prix.
Will is currently fourth in the 2014 Formula Renault 3.5 Series with 68 points, having won the opening race of the season in Monza and with two further podium finishes to his name.
In addition to his commitments in that championship he has also been playing a central role in the development of Caterham F1 Team’s driver-in-the-loop simulator at its Leafield Technical Centre HQ in the UK.
The simulator is now an integral part of the team’s engineering toolbox and as well as helping to develop and fine-tune its technical capabilities, Will has also been providing race weekend support in the cockpit in his role as the team’s Test Driver.
Will Stevens: “It’ll be great to be back in an F1 car for the first time since the 2013 Silverstone test and with the amount of time I’ve already spent in the virtual car in the simulator, I can’t wait to see how it compares to the real thing. I’m sure we’ll have a busy runplan set for the day and my focus will be on doing the best job I can for the team, building on the work I’ve been doing all year in the sim at Leafield.”