Gonzalez gets Hungary FP1 run for Marussia

Gonzalez gets Hungary FP1 run for Marussia

Marussia has confirmed its reserve driver Rodolfo Gonzalez will take part in opening practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix next Friday.

The Venezuelan, who has already taken part in three practice sessions for the Banbury-based squad at the Bahrain, Spanish and German Grands Prix will get his first taste of the Hungaroring in F1 machinery.

Gonzalez spent a day and a half at the wheel of the team’s MR02 on Friday, completing 116 laps over the course of the Young Driver Test at Silverstone.

“Once again I’ve been very happy to be back in the car as the more mileage and experience I can gather, the better – I’ll be running in FP1 again in Hungary so the work I have done here this week will benefit me for sure,” he said.

Marussia is yet to confirm which of its two race drivers Gonzalez will replace in Hungary.

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Dan Paddock

Dan Paddock

Dan Paddock is an FIA accredited freelance motorsport and Formula 1 journalist and the Grand Prix Editor of Richland F1. Dan joined the site in July 2013 as a Staff Writer, fresh off the back of completing a master’s degree in journalism. Following a promotion, Dan has since gone on to represent Richland F1 at four grands prix. Aside from Richland F1, Dan also writes for Rumble Strip News, as well as maintaining his own modest blog.