Jaguar to test Bell and Klien

Jaguar Racing has announced that the team is to give a two-day testing outing to young Austrian driver Christian Klien and America's Townsend Bell. The test will take place in Valencia from 25-27 November, the young hopefuls joining regular team...

Jaguar Racing has announced that the team is to give a two-day testing outing to young Austrian driver Christian Klien and America's Townsend Bell.

The test will take place in Valencia from 25-27 November, the young hopefuls joining regular team drivers Mark Webber and Justin Wilson as the team continues to exercise its options for 2003. Klien, Bell and Webber will share the team's two cars over the first two days with Wilson joining the Australian on day three.

"This test is part of our on-going driver evaluation for 2004. We have made no secret of our desire to have a test/reserve driver in place for next year and to take full advantage of the option of running a third car on Fridays," commented Nav Sidhu, Head of F1 Communications, Jaguar.

The test should provide a valuable insight into Klien and Bell's pace, adaptability and signs of long-term potential as well as providing a possible option for a test and reserve driver to share Friday practice duties at Grand Prix weekends.

Klien was runner-up in German Formula Three this year and won the German Formula Renault title in 2002 whilst Bell also competed in F3000 this year after a year in the American CART series.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Mark Webber , Justin Wilson , Townsend Bell , Christian Klien
Teams Jaguar Racing