HRT to field Qing Hua at Silverstone young driver test

© Ubaid Parkar, 8 July 2012

HRT has confirmed that it will take part in the young driver test at Silverstone in the week following the British Grand Prix.

The session will take place on Thursday and Friday at Silverstone with Chinese driver Ma Qing Hua to take the wheel of a Formula 1 car for the first time.

"The last few months have been intense as I have been doing a lot of tests on the track and off it, which have helped me to improve as a driver and take on this challenge from a better position," the 24-year-old said.

Ma Qing Hua is a member of the HRT driver development programme.

"In the last three months, we’ve been working with Ma on different aspects: testing on track with cars from different categories, carrying out tests on the simulator and working on specific physical preparation to be better prepared for this demanding challenge," added team principal Luis Perez-Sala.


Want to be the fastest to lap up F1 content? ‘Follow’ us on TWITTER and ‘like’ us on FACEBOOK.