Report - Alguersuari eyes Red Bull test in Abu Dhabi

Jaime Alguersuari could test Red Bull's title-winning RB6 in Abu Dhabi on Saturday, the Spanish sports daily Marca reports. Currently, only the new world champion Sebastian Vettel is scheduled to drive the Renault-powered car at Yas Marina later...

Jaime Alguersuari could test Red Bull's title-winning RB6 in Abu Dhabi on Saturday, the Spanish sports daily Marca reports.

Currently, only the new world champion Sebastian Vettel is scheduled to drive the Renault-powered car at Yas Marina later this week, when the F1 teams will get their first taste of the new Pirelli tyres for 2011.

Many teams are fielding their complete race lineup for the Pirelli test, but Australian Mark Webber is reportedly heading off on holiday instead.

Marca said young Spaniard Alguersuari is under contract through 2013 not to Toro Rosso but to its owner Red Bull, the energy drink company.

The report said the 20-year-old chatted at length in Abu Dhabi last weekend with Dr Helmut Marko, who is Dietrich Mateschitz's right hand man and the head of Red Bull's driver programme.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Mark Webber , Sebastian Vettel , Jaime Alguersuari
Teams Toro Rosso