Sauber to test two young drivers in Spain next week

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Sauber has confirmed that it will be conducting a test with two young drivers in Valencia, Spain next week using the two-year-old C31 car.

China’s Adderly Fong and Israel’s Roy Nissany will both get their first taste of a Formula 1 car at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia on October 22 and 23.

Although neither are in the running for a seat with Sauber in 2015, the team will still be able to assess their skills over the two day test.

Fong, pictured, currently races sportscars in Asia and also completed the first half of the GP3 season.

“I am very pleased I am going to test a Sauber C31 in Valencia,” the 24-year-old said. “It will be my first time driving a Formula 1 car with this high power to weight ratio, and I am looking forward to it.”

19-year-old Nissany has been racing in the FIA F3 European Championship this year alongside Max Verstappen, and is also relishing the chance to test for Sauber.

“I am delighted to have the chance to test the Sauber C31, and I will put lots of effort into it to do a good job,” he said.

Roy is the son of Chanoch Nissany, who infamously took part in practice for Minardi at the 2005 Hungarian Grand Prix. After struggling to find pace throughout the session, he spun off into the gravel and was unable to remove the steering wheel from his car.

As a result, it had to be craned away with Nissany still inside, with the Israeli finishing some 13 seconds down on the quickest time across a 80-second lap.