DTM title contender Lucas Auer is to be given the prospect to drive an F1 automotive for the primary time through the upcoming F1 check in Hungary after Pressure India added him to its driver roster.
The Austrian racer is at present second within the DTM driving with Mercedes and is personally backed by the BWT firm that has given Pressure India its distinctive pink livery for F1 2017.
A primary-ever F1 outing for Auer, who completed fourth within the 2014 European F3 Championship behind Esteban Ocon and Max Verstappen, he’s delighted to have been provided a ‘stunning second’.
“Actually thrilling information – essentially the most stunning second of my life. For me, it is a childhood dream come true to drive an F1 automotive for the primary time. I am notably proud that it will occur with Sahara Pressure India – a prime Method One staff.
“I have to say thanks to everyone who has labored to make this attainable, particularly to the staff at Pressure India who’ve given me this chance. I shall be aiming to take advantage of the check – and, in fact, I will be savouring each second of it.”
European F3 driver Mazepin, in the meantime, will get his second outing in Pressure India equipment after testing final 12 months’s automotive through the 2016 Silverstone check.
“I am actually trying ahead to testing with Sahara Pressure India once more. I have been working with the staff for over a 12 months and it is nice to get one other probability to drive the automotive. The final time I drove an F1 automotive was in 2016 so it is going to be fascinating to make a comparability with the brand new 2017 laws.
“I discovered a lot from the final check and it is an essential a part of my improvement as a driver. I have been doing plenty of simulator work to prepare for the check and I am working arduous to ensure I ship all the things the staff expects from me.”