Czech driver Jan Charouz will participate in the young driver test which is taking place from today Tuesday until Thursday the 17th of November at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. Charouz will be behind the wheel of the F111 tomorrow and will step aside, that same day, for Nathanael Berthon once the Czech driver will complete the programme established for him by the team.
Jan Charouz: “Although it is not my first time in a Formula 1 car, it will no doubt be a new and interesting experience since it is the first time I drive the current car. It will also be the first time I test the new Pirelli tyres. I have driven with this brand’s tyres in other categories but surely the performance and behaviour of the PZero will be surprising. It will be a great opportunity and I thank HRT for giving me the chance to test with them tomorrow”.
Jan Charouz was born in Prague on the 17th of July 1987. He came through the ranks of the Czech karting scene before moving onto the Czech Touring Car Championships in 2002 where he would win his class becoming the youngest driver to do so. In 2004 he moved to German Formula BMW, where he spent a year before making a move to Italian F3000. In 2006 the Czech driver won the F3000 International Masters Championship whilst also competing in A1GP for the Czech Republic. For the following three years, Charouz competed in the Le Mans Series and 24H Le Mans race, achieving the 2009 Le Mans Series title. In 2010 he decided to gain experience in single-seater racing and joined the Formula Renault 3.5 World Series whilst also being included in the Renault F1 Driver Programme.