Racing Engineering to test new talents in Abu Dhabi Racing Engineering will be present with both its cars at the first two of the final four test days before the end of the 2010 GP2 Series season. The impressive Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi,...
Racing Engineering to test new talents in Abu Dhabi
Racing Engineering will be present with both its cars at the first two of the final four test days before the end of the 2010 GP2 Series season. The impressive Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi, where 2010 the season finale was held just a week ago, is where new drivers behind the steering wheel of the Racing Engineering GP2 cars will put their skills to a test. During these first two test days, Racing Engineering will work with three different drivers. Italian GP2 rookie Andrea Caldarelli will be with the Spanish team for two days, while Rodolfo Gonzalez will be testing on the 23rd of November and then pass the steering wheel on to GP2 returnee James Jakes the following day.
Andrea Caldarelli is a 20-year-old Italian driver who made his racing debut in 2005. He has since competed in Formula Renault and the F3 Euro Series. In 2010, he finished the Italian Formula 3 championship in third position. For Andrea it is the first time he drives a GP2 car, although he is not unfamiliar with a car of such power. From 2007 until 2009, Andrea had been part of Toyota Young Drivers Program and official test driver in 2009.
Twenty-four year old Venezuelan Rodolfo Gonzalez has wide experience in F3, having won the British F3 National Series Champion title in 2006. He also competed in the Euro3000 championship in 2008 and 2009. 2009 was also the year he celebrated his debut in GP2 with his participation in the Asia Series. In 2010, Rodolfo competed in the GP2 Main Series.
Briton James Jakes made his debut in motorsports in 2002 while participating in the T-Car championship. He has previously raced in Formula Renault, British Formula 3 as well as the F3 Euro Series. James has experience in GP2, where he celebrated his debut in the 2008 Asia Series. After competing in the 2009 GP2 Main Series, James raced in GP3 in 2010 where he was a multiple podium finisher. However, he missed several race weekends due to a wrist injury and returned to GP2 for the championship's season final in Abu Dhabi.