Rowland given F1 run

F2 racer Oliver Rowland has been given the chance to drive the same 2012 Lotus E20 driven by Robert Kubica at the Gamma racing days event in Assen.

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The Brit, who is a Renault sport development driver, currently sits 3rd in the Formula 2 standings. He will share duties with Nico Hulkenberg.

Speaking about the opportunity he said:  “It’s a really exciting time for me to drive Renault’s F1 car in front of 100,000 people in Holland. I see this as a step in the right direction to achieving my dream of driving in Formula 1.”

He has driven F1 machinery before. First a 2012 Mclaren for winning the Mclaren Autosport BRDC award, and then a 2015 Red Bull for as a prize for leading the Formula Renault 3.5 championship at the midway point.

He is due to drive on August 5th with Hulkenberg taking over the next day.

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