Venezuelan, 26, Rodolfo Gonzalez will drive his first appearance on a Formula 1 grand prix this weekend for Marussia F1 car in Friday first free practice for the Bahrain GP. Gonzalez was joined with Marussia as reserve driver role for the 2013 season last month.
“I’m really happy with this opportunity to drive in my first FP1 session of the season. It will be a nice feeling to be back in a car – especially to drive a Formula 1 car again – and with my previous F1 experience I feel more than comfortable and ready.” Gonzalez said.
“I love this circuit; it will be quite dusty in FP1 but it’s also good fun and I’m looking forward to seeing what I can achieve. I would like to thank the team for their faith in me.”
“They have made me feel so welcome and have bent over backwards to involve me in every aspect of the racing.”