1. Bring lots of cash: Japanese driver Kimiya Sato is reported by Autosprint to have paid Sauber around $322,000 to share duties with regular test driver Robin Frijns. A hundred grand and change a day probably barely covers expenses for Sauber who, faced with serious financial issues will be more than happy to cash the check.
2. Have a racing driver dad. Three of the drivers in the test are sons of well known racers: Carlos Sainz Jr. will drive the RedBull RB9, Johnny Ceccotto Jr the Toro Rosso and Kevin, son of Jan Magnussen will be at Mclaren. Condition 1. might also apply.
|From the top: Sato, Sainz, Ceccotto |
Others taking part in the test are Davide Rigon for Ferrari, Davide Valsecchi for Lotus, Gary Paffet for Mclaren. Force India will run James Calado, Caterham Sergio Canamasas and Alexander Rossi.
To keep an eye on, Red Bull will have the always exciting Felix Da Costa.