F1

Sauber to test Swiss Leimer at one of the "Young Driver Days" in Abu Dhabi

Sauber press release

Fabio Leimer will be driving the Sauber C30-Ferrari at one of the "Young Driver Days" in Abu Dhabi

Hinwil, 19th October 2011 - At the so called "Young Driver Days", the test days for up and coming drivers who have competed in no more than two Formula One races, the Sauber C30-Ferrari will not only be driven by Esteban Gutièrrez, but also by Fabio Leimer. Mexican Gutièrrez, the team's 20-year-old official test and reserve driver, will be at the wheel for two of the three days in Abu Dhabi.

Fabio Leimer
Fabio Leimer

Photo by: GP2 Media Service

Leimer, 22-years-old and from the Kanton Aargau in Switzerland, will have his first experience in an F1 car at the Yas Marina Circuit. The "Young Driver Days" will take place from 15th to 17th November after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

"We are pleased we can offer Fabio this opportunity", said Monisha Kaltenborn, CEO of the Sauber F1 Team. "The test opportunities for young drivers are extremely limited nowadays, and it is always exciting to see how they deal with all the complexity of a Formula One test."

Fabio Leimer, who has so far driven in the GP2 and GP2 Asia series, said: "When I found out that I will definitely take part in the Formula One test I realised for the first time what this actually means. Being a racing driver, of course, you always dream of Formula One.

Not many Swiss drivers have ever had the chance to test for Sauber

Fabio Leimer

That this dream is now coming true is almost unbelievable. On top of that not many Swiss drivers have ever had the chance to test for the Sauber F1 Team. For this reason it is an even more special honour for me to be able to get my first laps in an F1 car under my belt as a Swiss for the Swiss team. I am very much looking forward to that challenge and want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has made it possible."

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series F1
Tags abu dhabi, gutierrez, kaltenborn, leimer, sauber

User photos

Tim Holmes
F1

Tim Holmes

25 photos
EuroRacer
F1

EuroRacer

38 photos
Evan_DeCiren
F1

Evan_DeCiren

27 photos
jimmykwoods
F1

jimmykwoods

2 photos
nickmossdesign
F1

nickmossdesign

1 photos
EricDebris
F1

EricDebris

411 photos
hanmerdesign
F1

hanmerdesign

7 photos
darkcloud154
F1

darkcloud154

22 photos
Upload photo