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OCTOBER 19, 2005

Minardi confirms Legge

As exclusively revealed by, Katherine Legge is to test for the team at Vallelunga at the end of November.

"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to drive the Minardi," Legge said. "It has been a dream and an ambition of mine to drive a Formula 1 car since I was a little girl. I am extremely grateful to Paul Stoddart and Kevin Kalkhoven for giving me this opportunity, and I am now focused on trying to impress and do a professional job in the test."

"We have been watching Katherine's progress for some while now, and with her outstanding performances in the Toyota Atlantic Championship this season, we felt she was clearly deserving of a chance to experience a Formula 1 car," said Paul Stoddart. "We have always said that if a sufficiently talented woman racing driver arrived on the scene, who appeared capable of handling the performance of an F1 car, we would have no hesitation in giving her an opportunity to show what she could do. I believe Katherine has done more than enough to warrant that chance."