Jean-Eric Vergne will drive the championship-winning Red Bull RB7 in the upcoming young driver test in Abu Dhabi, the team said on Tuesday.
The Red Bull protégé, this year's runner-up in the Formula Renault 3.5 championship, drove for Toro Rosso during practice for the Korean Grand Prix. He is scheduled to return to that role in Abu Dhabi and then again in Brazil. The 2010 British Formula 3 champion will have three days to test Red Bull's car in the test that takes places in Abu Dhabi on Nov. 15-17.
"I'm really looking forward to driving the RB7 in Abu Dhabi," he said. "I know the track already and have had some track time in a Formula 1 car this year, which will help.
"I'm extremely happy that Red Bull Racing has given me this opportunity, it will be a massive experience for me and to be driving the best Formula 1 car is something quite amazing. I will make the best out of the three days, it will be an important three days and I'm looking forward to it."