SEPTEMBER 28, 2005

Di Grassi to get Renault test

Brazilian Lucas Di Grassi is to get his chance to test drive a Formula 1 car this week at Jerez de la Frontera. The 21-year-old , a member of Renault's Driver Development programme, is currently competing in the Formula 3 Euroseries and is currently third overall, although he is under threat from Franck Perera and Sebastian Vettel.

Di Grassi will join Franck Montagny in the test. It is not yet clear who will be the team's test driver in the future but Heikki Kovalainen is believed to be in the running.