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GP Week : Issue 108
Young driver test lineups by team: Mclaren Gary Paffett (GBR), Oliver Turvey (GBR) Mercedes Sam Bird (GBR) Red Bull Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Ferrari Jules Bianchi (FRA), Cesar Ramos (BRA) Stephane Richelmi (MON), Andrea Caldarelli (ITA) Williams Dean Stoneman (GBR), Pastor Maldonado (VEN) Renault Jerome d’Ambrosio (BEl), Mikhail Aleshin (RUS) Force India Yelmer Buurman (NED), Antonio Felix da Costa (POR), Paul di Resta (GBR) Toro Rosso Jean-Eric Vergne lotus Rodolfo Gonzalez (VNEN), Vladimir Arabadzhiev (BUl) Hispania Pastor Maldonado (VEN) Sauber Sergio Perez (MEX), Esteban Gutierrez (MEX) Virgin Rio Haryanto (IND) Massa: I’ll be back in 2011 F1 NEWS >> WIllIAMS chairman Adam Parr has refuted suggestions the team is stalling on its driver announcement for 2011 due to financial concerns, with several sponsors including RBS and Philips due to leave the team at the end of the season. Nico Hulkenberg laid down a marker of his ability in Brazil with a stunning pole position a full second clear of the Red Bulls in changeable conditions, but the presence of GP2 driver Pastor Maldonado in the team’s post-season young driver test has done little to dampen suggestions the Venezuelan, and the rumoured £10m sponsorship he brings, could be joining the team next season. “ We haven't made any decisions about our driver line-up for next year," said Parr. "What we have done is replaced all the sponsorship we have lost. I feel more positive about the future than I have for a long time. Financially, we are in great shape. "We have not made a decision about the future line-up because we need to see the whole season, and when we have, we will announce them," he added. However, Parr was complimentary of Hulkenberg’s showing this season, which was capped by the front-row start at Interlagos. "It was a very exciting moment for the whole team. Sadly we don't get them very often but it was exciting," he said. "It is enormously difficult for a driver coming into F1 with almost no testing, even someone with his track record, and he has been challenging at times. We have seen great progress in his consistency and his race pace. We are proud of what he has achieved this year." Parr positive about Williams future Teams finalise rookie driver line-ups THE young driver test line-ups are nearing completion with all teams taking part, having named at least one driver to run in their 2010 machinery in Abu Dhabi tomorrow and Wednesday. The test marks the final occasion the cars will run with Bridgestone rubber before handing over the mantle of tyre supplier to Pirelli, who will run a two-day test on Friday and Saturday of this week. Of the nominated drivers so far, only Sergio Perez is guaranteed to be in F1 next season having signed with Sauber, although rumours persist that Pastor Maldonado, testing for Hispania and Williams thanks to the team’s new technical partnership, will be driving in F1 next season, having been strongly linked with Williams. McLaren is fielding long-term tester Gary Paffett, the oldest driver taking part at 27, while iSport GP2 driver Oliver Turvey also gets an outing in the MP4-25. Ferrari’s newly-appointed test driver Jules Bianchi (see separate story) will be one of four drivers behind the wheel of the 2010 Ferrari, with Australian Daniel Ricciardo getting the chance to sample the season’s best car, the Red Bull RB6. Our exclusive partnership with Vodafone McLaren Mercedes means you can stay in the centre of the F1 action when you book a Grand Prix weekend package. For more information or to book, please visit hiltonracing.com Click here to book your 11