Gonzalez gets Hungary FP1 run for Marussia
Marussia have confirmed that their reserve driver Rodolfo Gonzalez will take part in Free Practice 1 at the Hungarian Grand Prix next Friday.
The Venezuelan who has already taken part in Free Practice sessions for the Banbury based team at the Bahrain, Spanish and German Grand Prix will get his first taste of the Hungaroring in F1 machinery.
Gonzalez spent a day and a half at the wheel of the MR02, completing 116 laps over the course of the Young Driver Test.
Reflecting on his experience of the final day of testing he said: “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.”
Marussia have yet to confirm which of their two race drivers Gonzalez will replace for Free Practice 1 in Hungary.
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