Arden tests youngsters, but eyes F1

Arden International is pushing ahead with its plans to contest the new GP2 series with tests in recent days in Estoril and Barcelona for a number of young drivers. The tests will continue next week in Jerez. By the end of the running the team will have tried at least eight drivers including the two Red Bull-backed Americans Scott Speed and Colin Fleming, Venezuela's Ernesto Viso, France's Nicolas Lapierre, Finland's Nico Rosberg, South African Alan Van de Merwe, Briton Jamie Green and Argentine Esteban Guerrieri.

The team intends to run two cars in GP2 although team boss Christian Horner remains in talks over the purchase of Jordan Grand Prix. This is likely to be decided, one way or the other, within the next week and while Horner is not willing to discuss what is going on he says that his company's core business is GP2 and so he is making sure that he has the best possible package for next year.

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