Chilton joins Force India for Abu Dhabi

Mon, 07 Nov 15:32:00 2011

Max Chilton will run with the Force India team in the upcoming Young Driver Test at the Abu Dhabi circuit.

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The 20-year-old Briton, who had already carried out aero testing for the team earlier this year, will drive on Tuesday and Thursday.

Force India said the full line-up for the test will be announced in the coming days.

"I can't wait to get back in the car in Abu Dhabi," said Chilton, who competed in GP2 with the Carlin team in 2011. "I've spent time with the team already so I've got a feel for the way they work and I hope I can get up to speed quickly.

"Abu Dhabi is a track I've raced at a few times in GP2 so that will help. It's a big opportunity for me and I just want to enjoy the experience and take in as much as I can."

Team boss Vijay Mallya (pictured) added: "We all know how difficult it is to break into Formula 1, so the young driver test is a great initiative allowing all the teams to evaluate young talent.

"It gives the drivers a chance to learn more about how a Formula 1 team operates away from the pressures of a race weekend and get valuable experience under their belt. I will keep a close eye on the progress of the test next week."

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