Red Bull tests for Da Costa, Frijns

Updated: Oct 22, 2012, 17:33 PM IST

New Delhi: Formula 1 team Red Bull confirmed their line-up for the young driver test at Abu Dhabi`s Yas Marina circuit from Nov 6-8.

Portugal`s Antonio Felix da Costa and Dutchman Robin Frijns are the two drivers who will participate in the test, according to the official Formula 1 website.

Da Costa, 21, is a Red Bull junior team member and finished third in this year`s GP3 series. He also competed in six of the nine rounds of the Formula Renault 3.5 championship taking four wins and finishing fourth overall. He tested with Force India back in 2010 and recently drove a Red Bull RB7 at a show car event in Seoul.

Frijns, meanwhile, was recently crowned the Formula Renault 3.5 series champion, earning him a day in the RB8 in Abu Dhabi thanks to Red Bull`s partnership with the World Series by Renault.

Da Costa will be in the Red Bull for the first two days of the Yas Marina session, before handing over to Frijns, who will also be driving for Sauber on the test`s opening day.

The other teams expected to be present are McLaren, Lotus, Toro Rosso and Caterham. The remainder of the grid carried out their young driver sessions earlier in the year at Magny-Cours in France and Silverstone in Britain.