Markelov handed first official test with Renault

Date published: July 24 2018 - Editor

Artem Markelov handed first official F1 test with Renault

Formula Two racer Artem Markelov will make his F1 test debut at the upcoming Hungarian test, driving for Renault on Day Two.

Markelov, who is fourth in the F2 standings with three wins on the board, will joine Nico Hulkenberg for the two-day post-Hungarian GP test.

It will be the 23-year-old Russian driver’s first taste of a 2018 Formula 1 car.

Markelov previously drove Renault‘s 2016-spec RS16.

He will have the driving duties on Day Two with Hulkenberg in action on the opening day of testing.

Renault previously ran reserve driver Jack Aitken alongside Carlos Sainz at the first of the two in-season tests in Spain.

Read more: All you need to know about the Hungarian GP

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