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Mercedes evaluating Malaysia's Jaafar 29 Nov 2013

Jazeman Jaafar (MAL) Carlin. 60th Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix, Macau, China, 13-17 November 2013.

Mercedes are conducting a driver evaluation test with Malaysian driver Jazeman Jaafar at the UK’s Silverstone circuit on Friday. As permitted under testing regulations, Jaafar is running in a 2011-model W02 car using demonstration tyres.

Jaafar, 21, is a member of the talent programme run by Mercedes' title sponsor, Petronas. He has competed in both British Formula Three and Formula Renault 3.5 this season, scoring two wins in the former and a podium in Monaco in the latter. He also finished a creditable sixth in the prestigious Macau F3 race earlier this month.

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