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Ho-Pin Tung announced as Renault F1 test driver

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HO-PIN TUNG IN FORMULA 1 'At the occasion of my recent test drive with Renault at Jerez I said that I was at the threshold of Formula 1. Today I am delighted to say I am in,' Ho-Pin Tung stated at the official presentation of the...

HO-PIN TUNG IN FORMULA 1

'At the occasion of my recent test drive with Renault at Jerez I said that I was at the threshold of Formula 1. Today I am delighted to say I am in,' Ho-Pin Tung stated at the official presentation of the Renault Formula 1-team in Valencia, Spain. The young Chinese becomes test- and spare driver and he will attend all Grand Prix races this season. He will be fully integrated with the team. Besides his busy Formula 1 schedule Ho-Pin Tung will race for DAMS this year in the GP2 Series which has been brought under Renault colours. Ho-Pin Tung: 'My new position with Renault is excellent news for China, for Chinese sport and the fast growing number of Formula 1-fans there.'

Speaking at the announcement, Team Principal, Eric Boullier, said: "This is a great opportunity for Ho-Pin and we are pleased to welcome him into the team. When he tested for the team in December, he immediately impressed with his speed and feedback, which convinced us that he was ready to become part of the team.'

At the festive presentation by the Renault Formula 1-team in Valencia Ho-Pin explained: 'Since the day I started racing, Formula One has always been my objective. So to reach the pinnacle of motorsport and become part of such a famous team as Renault is an amazing opportunity. It's really a dream come true for me, but it's also the start of a new adventure. In many ways everything starts from now.' And: 'My objective is unchanged, I want to race and I want to win, for China, for my fans, for the team, for my partners and for myself. Formula 1 is what I really want.'

'Apart from Renault I am in particular grateful to Gravity Sports and all my Chinese and European partners, who supported me all the way up to Formula', says a delighted Ho-Pin Tung.

-source: ho-pin tung

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