HRT press release
HRT F1 Team will have Spanish driver Dani Clos joining its ranks for the young driver test which will take place in Abu Dhabi on the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday after the Formula 1 Grand Prix.
The 23 year old driver from Barcelona will race in the final GP2 event at the Yas Marina Circuit from the 11th to the 13th of November and will then get the chance to take one step further towards Formula 1, together with the HRT F1 Team, at the young driver test that will take place in Abu Dhabi from the 15th to the 17th of November.
“I feel very lucky to be driving a Formula 1 car again, like I did in 2008. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to make it to an F1 Test. I would like to thank the whole HRT team beforehand for putting their trust in me. I have worked very hard throughout my career and to see HRT F1 Team deposit its faith in me is a great way of proving my worth. I am sure that the work we will put in will be beneficial for both parties. I want to thank everyone that backs me and trusts in me, especially the people who are closest to me, for having helped me into making this a reality”.
It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to make it to an F1 Test
Dani Clos was born in Barcelona on the 23rd of October 1988. With a renowned trajectory in karting, Clos made his debut in single-seater racing in 2004 in Formula Renault Italia 2.0, going on to win the Championship in 2006. A year later he joined Renault’s F1 programme and took part in the Formula Three Euroseries.
In 2008 he entered Williams F1’s young drivers’ programme and finished in 2nd in the 24h Barcelona race. In 2009 he made his debut in the GP2 series, with a 3rd place finish in Portimao being his best result. In his second year in GP2 he achieved his first win in Turkey alongside various podium finishes. In 2011 Dani Clos took one win and two podiums in what was his third season as a GP2 driver.
F1 young driver test timetable:
Tuesday, 15th of November: 09.00 – 12.30h / 13.30 – 17.00h
Wednesday, 16th of November: 09.00 – 12.30h / 13.30 – 17.00h
Thursday, 17th of November: 09.00 – 12.30h / 13.30 – 17.00h