After winning the Auto GP title Adrian Quaife-Hobbs has climbed to the top of the wishlists for many motorsport team managers. The Briton has announced that he will take part in both the GP2 Series pre-season tests in Barcelona and Jerez: at the Circuit de Catalunya Adrian will drive for Addax, while in Jerez he will take the wheel of an Arden car.
After the two test sessions, Adrian will still be starring in Auto GP, as he has been selected to be one for the development drivers for the 2013 car. The new spec car is expected to be quicker thanks to a major increase in the downforce figures.
Quaife-Hobbs believes that’s exactly what the car needed: “I really loved driving the Auto GP car this year, and I think it really taught me a lot in terms of power and tyre wear management. Now with the new aero package it should get closer to GP2 also from a downforce point of view, allowing the drivers to push more in the corners, particularly in the entry phase. It was already very close, but the 2013 car should prove an even better school for drivers who have F1 as their ultimate aim."
Source: Adrian Quaife-Hobbs