INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - A leading contender to become a test driver for Honda's Formula 1 return has emerged.
SET FOR HONDA HOT SEAT? French driver, Simon Pagenaud, has been lined up for a drive in Honda's 2015 F1 programme. Image: www.simon-pagenaud.com/ John Thawley
Motorsport publication Racer said Honda-powered Indycar frontrunner Simon Pagenaud is in talks to make his F1 test debut with Japanese power ahead of Honda's works McLaren foray for 2015.
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Pagenaud said: "I've been in touch with some people, some promising things are happening, so we'll see."
Asked if Honda will support his push to test a Formula 1 car, Pagenaud laughed as he answered: "I hope they would ... why wouldn't they?"
Pagenaud is reportedly in the last year of his current contract with the Indycar team Schmidt Peterson.