The Indonesian driver has raced in F1’s premier feeder series for Caterham Racing since the beginning of the year, and will share duties with World Series by Renault driver Will Stevens next week.
“I can’t wait to be back in an F1 car and I’m delighted it’s with Caterham F1 Team, the senior team to EQ8 Caterham Racing,” Haryanto said. “The last time I drove an F1 car was at the young driver test at Silverstone in 2012 and with the new engine regulations this year I’m sure it’ll be a very different experience.”
This will be Haryanto’s third run in a Formula 1 car, having also taken part in the 2010 post-race test in Abu Dhabi.
“The goal for me is to use this day as another learning experience, another chance to build on the F1 laps I’ve already done, and while my focus before the test is obviously to do the best job I can in GP2, I will be 100% ready to work to the plan the team set and help them develop as best I can.
“I would like to take this chance to thank Pertamina for their continued support during my GP2 season with EQ8 Caterham Racing, which has provided me with the opportunity to test the Caterham F1 Team car.”
Amid Caterham’s uncertainty, it is good to see that young and talented drivers are still being given the chance to impress behind the wheel of a Formula 1 car.
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