GP2 race winner to drive for Mercedes GP Petronas at young Driver Test in Abu Dhabi

Mercedes GP Petronas have confirmed today that GP2 race winner Sam Bird will drive for the team at the Young Driver test days to be held at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 November.

The Briish ART Grand Prix racer Sam, 23, will first be looking to conclude a challenging season on a high. Currently fifth in the drivers’ standings with a total of 42 points, the young Brit can still aim at finishing in the Top 3.

Praised for his speed and driving skills, Sam Bird has been invited by Mercedes GP Petronas to join their team at the Young Driver test days, becoming the seventh current GP2 driver tol take part in this session.