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Arden announces lineup as day one entry list nears completion

by Valentin Khorounzhiy
Photo: Asensi Carricondo / Renault Sport

Photo: Asensi Carricondo / Renault Sport

Formula Renault 3.5 squad Arden Caterham have announced their entire roster for the three-day post-season test at Aragon.

The British squad, which took fourth in the teams’ standings of the 2013 season with Antonio Felix da Costa and Pietro Fantin, will line up five different drivers for the test.

Formula Renault 2.0 NEC runner-up Jack Aitken will get a seat for day one, joined by this season’s part-time 3.5 rookie Will Buller.

Eurocup champion Pierre Gasly and Swiss driver Zoel Amberg will make up an entirely new lineup on day two, switching over from Tech 1 and DAMS respectively.

Amberg will remain with the team on day three, alongside European F3 champion Raffaele Marciello.

Meanwhile, Amberg’s 2013 Pons teammate Nikolay Martsenko will be testing with Italian squad Zeta Corse on Thursday, before switching over to AV Formula for the final day of the test, as reported by Alexander Kabanovsky of Autosport Russia. The young driver had had a day with Zeta in the October post-season test at Catalunya.

Another Russian driver – Sauber junior Sergey Sirotkin – is set to test with Fortec over the first two days of the test, according to ItaliaRacing.

Finally, Kimiya Sato will test with Lotus in addition to his earlier-announced Pons commitments.

Provisional testing lineup
Team Wednesday Thursday Friday
DAMS Alex Lynn Alex Lynn Norman Nato
Zoel Amberg Carlos Sainz Carlos Sainz
Fortec Motorsports Oliver Rowland Oliver Rowland Oliver Rowland
?Sergey Sirotkin Sergey Sirotkin
Draco Mirko Bortolotti ?Luca Ghiotto
Arden Caterham Jack Aitken Pierre Gasly Raffaele Marciello
?Will Buller Zoel Amberg Zoel Amberg
Tech 1 Racing Pierre Gasly
P1 by Strakka Raffaele Marciello Raffaele Marciello
Lotus Esteban Ocon*
?Kimiya Sato*
ISR Felix Rosenqvist*
AV Formula Riccardo Agostini Nikolay Martsenko
Antonio Fuoco
Zeta Corse Sandy Stuvik* Nikolay Martsenko
Carlin Matt Parry Nick Yelloly Nick Yelloly
Dean Stoneman Dean Stoneman Dean Stoneman
Pons Racing Matthieu Vaxiviere Matthieu Vaxiviere Kimiya Sato
Luca Ghiotto Riccardo Agostini Riccardo Agostini
SMP Racing by Comtec Jake Dennis*
Dennis Olsen*

*drivers to test with respective teams, exact testing schedule to be confirmed