Pirelli announces test drivers

By on Friday, March 30, 2012

Jaime Alguersuari

Pirelli have just announced that Jaime Alguersuari and Lucas di Grassi will be the test drivers of the newly purchased Renault R30 and the Pirelli simulator to develop the 2013 Formula one and GP2 tyre. Alguersuari had recently joined the Radio 5 live team for Formula 1 race commentary but it is unknown if he will continue in this position now he has been signed up by Pirelli.

“I’m very happy indeed to have this fantastic opportunity,” said Alguersuari. “A week ago it was my birthday, when I turned 22, and now Pirelli has given me the best possible present. I can’t wait to get started with this very important and challenging job of developing the new tyres for the future, which I’m looking forward to a lot.

“I have a huge desire to get behind the wheel of a Formula 1 car again and return to competition, so this is a brilliant chance for me.”

“I’m delighted to be back for another year with Pirelli after an extremely successful first season of collaboration,” added di Grassi. “We learned a lot together and so we are both very happy to continue. This is a good opportunity for me to carry on the work that we started last year, which allows me to compare and contrast with all the tyres I have tested so far. These tyres are now a fantastic feature of Formula 1.”

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