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Force India picks Max Chilton for young driver test

Updated: Nov 07, 2011, 23:20 PM IST

Abu Dhabi: Young British driver Max Chilton will test for Sahara Force India at the upcoming young driver test in Abu Dhabi from November 15 to 17.

The 20-year-old Briton, fresh from his second season in GP2, had already completed a straight-line aerodynamic test with Sahara Force India in September.

"I can`t wait to get back in the car in Abu Dhabi. I`ve spent time with the team already so I`ve got a feel for the way they work and I hope I can get up to speed quickly. Abu Dhabi is a track I`ve raced at a few times in GP2 so that will help. It’s a big opportunity for me and I just want to enjoy the experience and take in as much as I can," Chilton said.

Vijay Mallya, Team Principal said, "The young driver test is a great initiative allowing all the teams to evaluate young talent. It gives the drivers a chance to learn more about how a Formula 1 team operates away from the pressures of a race weekend and get valuable experience under their belt. I will keep a close eye on the progress of the test next week."

PTI