Test-pilot Renault, Nicolas Latifi this week for the first time sit behind the wheel of machine R. S. 17.
21-year-old canadian will help the team on the tests of tyres Pirelli for next season, which kicked off on Tuesday in Barcelona. The first day on the road came Jolyon Palmer, while Latifi will be performing on Wednesday.
“I’m honored to get this opportunity. Looking forward to the moment when you get behind the wheel of R. S. 17 on the same track, where a few days ago made in the Formula 2, – quoted by Latifi press-service of the Renault. Being a test pilot, I carried out various aspects of its program, but it will be something special. I am looking forward to working with the team and Pirelli and will try to do everything that is required of me”.
Managing Director of Renault Sport Racing Cyril Abitbul added: “Nicholas is an interesting next step. Piloting of the machine F1 of the current generation on the road where three days ago was the Grand Prix of Spain, will allow him to gain invaluable experience and become an important part of the preparation for the next opportunity.
It will run a test program Pirelli development tyres in 2018, so it is waiting for an important job.”
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