Continuing with the preparations to move towards the 2022 regulation changes, the tests of the new 18-inch Pirelli tires continue as the drivers and their reserve pairs prepare for the next year.
This time, after the Spanish Grand Prix that will take place at the weekend, there will be two test days for Pirelli on Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th, and Alfa Romeo has decided that its reserve driver, Robert Kubica, will be in charge of developing the tests.
Kubica stated: “Having last driven the C41 in Barcelona in February, I am looking forward to seeing how much the car has progressed since, both in terms of upgrades and in the team’s understanding of the package.” in an official press release made by the team.
In addition, Kubica will replace Kimi Raikkonen during the first free practice at the Catalunya circuit, on Friday in Barcelona.
He's back! 🗞️👏— Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN (@alfaromeoracing) May 4, 2021
Robert Kubica returns to the cockpit of the team’s C41 during this week’s #SpanishGP first practice session and for the two of days of testing immediately after the race to try the new 18-inch Pirelli tyres to be used in 2022.https://t.co/O26CzYdrfq
In the very same matter, Roy Nissany, who races in Formula 2 and had been developing the role of test driver at Williams will replace George Russell for Friday’s first practice session at the Spanish Grand Prix.
“I’m very keen to get back in the car, Barcelona was my first FP1 session last year and we have made a lot of progress since then, so I’m looking forward to demonstrating that on track.
“It feels great to experience the steps of development each time I jump in the car.” said Nissany
The Israeli has already driven this year’s Williams at the pre-season test in Bahrain. The team decided to give him a whole day to drive altogether with both of its actual drivers, Nicholas Latifi and George Russell. Nissany has also done three practice sessions for the team since he is with Williams from 2020 to now.