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D'Ambrosio to enjoy Mugello test outing for Lotus 24 Apr 2012

Jerome d'Ambrosio (BEL) Lotus F1 Third Driver.
Formula One World Championship, Rd4, Bahrain Grand Prix Practice, Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain, Friday, 20 April 2012

Lotus reserve driver Jerome d'Ambrosio will enjoy his first taste of the E20 at next week’s in-season group test at Mugello. D’Ambrosio, who raced for Virgin in 2011, will be in action at the Italian track on the opening day of the three-day session.

“It’s an amazing opportunity for me, and I’d like to thank Lotus F1 Team for giving me the chance to experience the E20; it’s a great car and I can’t wait to drive it!” the Belgian explained to the team’s official webiste. “I’ve said all along that a third driver position with a top team would be much better for my career this year, and I’m starting to see the benefits of that strategy. I’ve learnt a lot so far with Lotus F1 Team, and this is just the beginning.

“It’s going to be very valuable for me. This will be the first time I’ve been in a Formula One car for six months, which feels like a long time, and also I’ll get to try out the E20 which will help me to get a feel for how the car handles, and therefore improve my ability to help the team with developments in the simulator.”

With D’Ambrosio sampling the E20 on the first day, the team’s race line-up Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean will each spend a day testing. The test gets underway at Mugello on May 1.

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