Sato earns British American Racing test

BRITISH AMERICAN RACING announced on Friday that Japan's Takuma Sato will test for the team in Barcelona next week.

Sato, who competed in the British Formula Three Championship this year, will join Briton Marc Hynes as part of the Brackley-based team's Formula One driver development program.

Sato became the youngest Japanese driver to test a Formula One car when he was given a run in a Jordan at Jerez last week.

Both he and Hynes will test at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona on Monday and Tuesday and will be evaluated on speed, technical feedback and fitness as part of the development set-up.

BAR announced the program, in which they will give young drivers experience in a Formula One car, earlier this month following the appointment of young Briton Anthony Davidson as an official test driver.

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