BAR to test youngsters

The Lucky Strike B*A*R Honda team have today further demonstrated their commitment to evaluating and nurturing new F1 talent, with the announcement that opportunities are to be made available to test up-and-coming drivers during the autumn testing...

The Lucky Strike B*A*R Honda team have today further demonstrated their commitment to evaluating and nurturing new F1 talent, with the announcement that opportunities are to be made available to test up-and-coming drivers during the autumn testing season.

B*A*R's close relationship with Arden International means that the first two drivers to benefit from this opportunity will be current Formula 3000 teammates, Townsend Bell and Björn Wirdheim.

Bell, a 28-year-old American and 2001 CART Indy Lights Champion, and 23-year-old Swede, Wirdheim, the newly crowned 2003 F3000 Champion, will both drive the B*A*R Honda 005 F1 car during tests in September.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Townsend Bell , Bjorn Wirdheim
Teams Arden International