Lucas di Grassi will become Pirelli’s official tyre tester and do five further tyre tests for them throughout 2011.
The tyre manufacturer also announced Di Grassi will make the first of a series of appearances at Silverstone to contribute to technical briefings and share information on the tyres.
Di Grassi, who raced for Virgin last year, said: “Pirelli has done a fantastic job so far in a very short space of time and I?σΤιΌΤδσm looking forward to helping to make the P Zero tyres even better in the future: not just for the drivers and teams but for the spectators as well.
“This is a great opportunity for me to get more time behind the wheel of a Formula One car ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ which is difficult these days because of the current testing regulations ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ and also to use my knowledge to help make a real difference to the sport.”
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