Markelov to make F1 Test debut with Renault in Budapest

Highly rated Formula 2 driver Artem Markelov has been handed a break Renault who have granted him testing duty on day two of the Hungaroring in-season test immediately after the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Renault confirmed in a tweet:

Russian driver Markelov is one of the front-runners in a quality Formula 2 field this year, he lies fifth and has impressed with some stirring drives. Last year the 23-year-old Moscovite was runner-up to Charles Leclerc in the Formula 1 feeder series.

Provisional driver line-up for Hungaroring F1 test:

31 July
August 1
Mercedes TBC TBC
Ferrari TBC TBC
Red Bull Jake Dennis/TBC Jake Dennis/TBC
Renault Nico Hulkenberg Artem Markelov
Force India Nicholas Latifi Nikita Mazepin
Toro Rosso TBC TBC
Sauber TBC TBC
Williams Oliver Rowland Robert Kubica