Organisers of the FIA Formula Two Championship have today (Thursday) released the dates of its winter testing programme to help select drivers for 2012, beginning with its first ever visit to the popular F1 test venue of Jerez.
Held shortly after the F2 season finale in Barcelona next week (28-30 October), the test programme will be run for both existing and prospective drivers looking to contest next years series.
The first two-day session gets underway at the Circuito de Jerez on 28/29 November. This is followed by a further two days on 13/14 December in Barcelona, home of the Spanish Grand Prix.
All drivers will receive a full briefing by the F2 engineers to aid their understanding of the 500bhp JPH1B car. Along with data comparison, live timing and onboard video analysis, drivers will also receive two sets of new tyres per day.
F2 Championship Coordinator James Gornall said: We have only just announced the dates of our winter test programme but we have already received a great deal of interest from both current and new drivers. Like the main series, weve selected F1 graded circuits and our unique data comparison facility will ensure maximum learning opportunity ahead of the 2012 season.
2011 FIA Formula Two Championship Winter Testing
Jerez, Spain 28/29 November
Barcelona, Spain 13/14 December
For more information on winter testing contact the Championship Co-ordinator James Gornall at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0044 1234 332439. Alternatively for further details on the winter programme visit http://www.formulatwo.com/2011-winter-testing.aspx