Caterham Racing confirm Ma Qing Hua and Sergio Canamasas for Jerez test
British outfit reveal line-up for first pre-season test
Caterham Racing is pleased to announce that Chinese driver Ma Qing Hua and Spain's Sergio Canamasas will drive for the team at the first official GP2 test of 2013 in Jerez.
In 2012 Ma became the first Chinese driver to compete in a Formula One event, completing four FP1 sessions for HRT as their Reserve Driver. The Jerez test with Caterham Racing will be his first outing in a GP2 car and the team will guide him through the sessions and work closely with him to help both him and the team gain the most out of the test.
Sergio Canamas has considerable GP2 experience, having competed in the last ten races of the 2012 season with the Venezuelan GP Lazarus team.
Caterham Racing is looking forward to completing a successful test in Jerez from 26th-28th February and will announce their GP2 Championship driver line-up in due course.
Caterham Racing Team Manager Phill Spencer commented: "We are delighted to welcome both Ma and Canamasas to our team for the first test of the 2013 GP2 season. Both drivers have lots to offer and we look forward to working with them and helping develop their skills in the GP2 car."
Ma Qing Hua said: "I am looking forward to testing with Caterham Racing in Jerez next week. This will be my first time in a GP2 car and it is a great opportunity for me to learn the car and work with such a professional team."
Sergio Canamasas stated: "I am very happy to test with Caterham Racing in Jerez and I am looking forward to it. My target will be to develop the car and to show good performance. We are going to put everything in to the test and I feel sure that the preparation I have done over the last three months will show."
Caterham Racing Press Release