Magny Cours confirms 3 teams for young driver test

Aug.24 (GMM) Former French Grand Prix venue Magny Cours has confirmed that a 'young drivers test' will take place at the circuit in central France next month.

We reported on July 19 that Ferrari and Mercedes were planning to run at the circuit in mid September after Monza, as per the F1 teams' allowed days of testing this year for inexperienced drivers.

Race action at Magny Cours
Race action at Magny Cours

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

Other teams have either already run at Silverstone in July, or plan to stick to the original plan to test after November's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Germany's Auto Motor und Sport said in July that smaller teams had ruled out joining Ferrari and Mercedes at Magny Cours because they have "neither the material nor the staff to complete a parallel programme" just days before freight sets off for Singapore.

But Magny Cours announced that Force India will in fact be joining Ferrari and Mercedes at the test held between September 11 and 13.

"We have worked tirelessly to upgrade the venue, which has just been homologated to F1 standards for another four years," said the circuit's chairman Serge Saulnier.

"This is an extremely positive step forward as we seek to return Formula One racing to our circuit," he added.

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