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Caterham to field Gonzalez, Petrov and Kovalainen at Mugello 24 Apr 2012

Rodolfo Gonzalez (VEN) Team Lotus T128.
Formula One Testing, Day Two, Abu Dhabi Young Driver Test, Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE, Wednesday, 16 November 2011 Vitaly Petrov (RUS) Caterham CT01.
Formula One World Championship, Rd4, Bahrain Grand Prix Practice, Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain, Friday, 20 April 2012

Caterham have confirmed that Rodolfo Gonzalez will join Vitaly Petrov and Heikki Kovalainen at next week’s three-day test at Mugello. Gonzalez, currently competing with Caterham Racing in the 2012 GP2 series, will take to the Italian track on the opening day, before Petrov and then Kovalainen test.

“I am very excited about getting back into an F1 car at the Mugello test, and want to thank Caterham F1 Team for this opportunity,” said Gonzalez. “It will be my third time in an F1 car with this team and it will be another good chance for me to further my experience at the top level of global motorsport.

“I took part in the young driver tests in 2010 and 2011 with the team, so to be able to help their development programme mid-season is another good step in my career and something that I can take lessons from back into my GP2 season with Caterham Racing.”

Riad Asmat, Caterham Group CEO, added: “Rodolfo is developing well and we are very pleased we are playing an active role in his growth as a driver. He did a good job for us when he took part in the young driver tests, and we expect him to work to the plans he is given, deliver what we ask him to on track, and provide the engineers with the sort of feedback someone with his experience should.

"His day with the F1 team in Mugello will also help his ongoing development in GP2 and that will be good news for Caterham Racing, so for everyone involved this is good news.”

The Mugello test takes place on May 01-03, 2012.

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