The Sauber F1 Team has announced plans to test Mexican Esteban Gutiérrez and Holland’s Robin Frijns in the Young Driver Days in Abu Dhabi on November 6-8. Frijns will do the first day of testing, while Gutiérrez will have his fourth test with the team, driving on the second and third days.
Frijns has had a very promising career to date. He won the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup in 2011 and is in the running for the Formula Renault 3.5 World Series this year, at his first attempt. He will battle for the title this weekend in Barcelona against Jules Bianchi and Sam Bird. Bianchi leads Frijns by five points with Bird 24 points behind the leader. There are, however, 50 points available during the weekend and with the 25-18-15-12 scoring system, the three rivals will all be going for victory.
Gutiérrez has raced in GP2 this year – his second in the series – and finished the season third behind veterans Davide Valsecchi and Luiz Razia.