F1: Rookies Esteban Ocon and Adderly Fong to drive in Abu Dhabi

Two rookie drivers, Esteban Ocon and Adderly Fong, will make their official Formula 1 debut in Abu Dhabi Friday morning.

Lotus F1 Team Junior driver Esteban Ocon will drive in free practice 1 for Lotus F1 Team.

Following the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the newly crowned FIA Formula 3 European Champion will also run in the final test of the season.

He will drive for the first day of the test - Tuesday November 25 - with Lotus F1 Team third driver Charles Pic driving on the second and final day.

Sauber F1 Team will run Adderly Fong during the same free practice session Friday.

Fong received the super licence after testing the C31 in Valencia.

On a final note, Scuderia Toro Rosso has confirmed Wednesday that 17-year-old Dutch driver Max Verstappen will not participate in Friday's FP1 in Abu Dhabi.

Jean-Eric Vergne will be behind the wheel of his Renault-powered STR9 all weekend.


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