Honda may appoint second test driver

Fri, 11 January 2008, 01:49

Honda may appoint a second test driver to work alongside official reserve Alex Wurz in 2008.

Andreas Zuber, along with other potential candidates including Mike Conway and Luca Filippi, ran for the Japanese squad in the recent post-season tests.

Zuber, the 24-year-old Austrian, told that even though the Wurz appointment surprised the racing world, he is still in the running for a Honda test spot this year.

“I have known for more than a month that Honda were negotiating with Wurz,” Zuber, who finished the GP2 championship in 2007 in ninth place, said.

“I am still in the running. At the end of January I will know if I will get to do more tests, and in mid-February at the latest it will be decided whether I will be the second test driver,” he added.

It was reported in October that four days will be exempt from each F1 team’s testing restrictions in 2008 only for rookies who have amassed less than four days of formula one experience over the past two years.

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