Formula 1
Formula 1
30 Apr
-
03 May
FP1 in
68 days
07 May
-
10 May
FP1 in
75 days
21 May
-
24 May
FP1 in
88 days
R
Azerbaijan GP
04 Jun
-
07 Jun
FP1 in
103 days
11 Jun
-
14 Jun
FP1 in
111 days
25 Jun
-
28 Jun
FP1 in
124 days
02 Jul
-
05 Jul
FP1 in
131 days
16 Jul
-
19 Jul
FP1 in
145 days
R
Hungarian GP
30 Jul
-
02 Aug
FP1 in
159 days
27 Aug
-
30 Aug
FP1 in
187 days
03 Sep
-
06 Sep
FP1 in
194 days
R
Singapore GP
17 Sep
-
20 Sep
FP1 in
208 days
24 Sep
-
27 Sep
FP1 in
215 days
R
United States GP
22 Oct
-
25 Oct
FP1 in
244 days
29 Oct
-
01 Nov
FP1 in
251 days
R
Brazilian GP
12 Nov
-
15 Nov
FP1 in
264 days
R
Abu Dhabi GP
26 Nov
-
29 Nov
FP1 in
278 days

Winkelhock to test Jordan/Midland

shares
comments
Winkelhock to test Jordan/Midland
Nov 8, 2005, 5:47 PM

As part of its ongoing effort to discover talented drivers, The Midland Group confirmed today that 2005 World Series Renault driver, Markus Winkelhock, will conduct a one-day test for the team on 10 December at Jerez, Spain. Winkelhock will have a ...

As part of its ongoing effort to discover talented drivers, The Midland Group confirmed today that 2005 World Series Renault driver, Markus Winkelhock, will conduct a one-day test for the team on 10 December at Jerez, Spain. Winkelhock will have a seat fitting at the factory on 16 November in preparation for his first Formula One test.

In 2005, the 25-year-old German driver competed for the Draco Multiracing USA Team and finished third in the Championship, winning three races. Previously, he had raced successfully in Formula Renault, Formula 3 and DTM.

Colin Kolles, Managing Director of Jordan Grand Prix, stated: "Markus Winkelhock is one of the most promising driving talents in Germany at the moment and I am delighted that we are able to offer him his first F1 test drive next month. I saw him compete in F3 a few years ago and was already impressed by his driving. His first season in the World Series in 2005 has been very successful and we are looking forward to working with him at Jerez."

Markus Winkelhock said: "This is a fantastic chance for me to drive a Formula One for the first time. This opportunity does not put too much pressure on me. I finished 3rd in the World Series this year so I think I have quite a good feeling for single seaters. I hope I will be able to do a good job for the team."

"I should like to thank my manager, Volker Zeh, who has given me great support. When I was struggling a bit in DTM last year with an old car, he encouraged me to return to single-seaters and now, a year later, I will be testing a Midland F1 car. Twenty years ago, my father, Manfred Winkelhock, also drove in F1, so this will be a great and unforgettable experience for me."

-jordan/midland-

Next article
BAR tops 400kph at Mojave

Previous article

BAR tops 400kph at Mojave

Next article

Tyre challenges for 2006

Tyre challenges for 2006
Load comments

About this article

Series Formula 1
Drivers Manfred Winkelhock , Markus Winkelhock , Colin Kolles
Teams Jordan