By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief
Pierre Gasly will run in both days of the post-British Grand Prix test next week for Red Bull Racing.
The Frenchman is one of the drivers on the shortlist for a Toro Rosso seat at 2017, if the team elects to move away from Daniil Kvyat.
Carlos Sainz has already been confirmed to return to the Franz Tost-led squad for next year.
Gasly currently sits eighth in the GP2 Series standings with PREMA Racing and had a chance to test for Toro Rosso at Barcelona earlier this season.
Red Bull boss Christian Horner will have Gasly stand in on both days after using both of his current drivers for the in-season test in Spain.
“Gasly [will test on both days] because we used our drivers in Barcelona,” Horner said.
The 20-year-old is “under contract with options for multiple years” according to Horner, who also added how critical next week’s outing is for Gasly.
“Of course anytime you get an opportunity to drive a Formula 1 car you have to grab it with both hands. So, he’s got an important job to fulfill at the test next week.”