Cane and Caroline to test Frenault
BRDC BRITISH F3 FRONTRUNNER JORDAN Cane and British F4 champion Jamie Caroline were scheduled to test Formula Renault Eurocup machinery at Barcelona this week as Autosport closed for press.
Cane has targeted a season in the category next year, and will run with two teams in upcoming tests before confirming his campaign.
“The plan for us at the minute is to do Renault next year,” said Cane. “We’re testing with Fortec in Barcelona and then with Tech 1 Racing at the Nurburgring. We’re not sure yet who we’ll test with at Spa, we’ll see how we gel with which team.
“There will be 36 drivers at this test, a lot of second-year drivers, so it should be good.
It’s scrutineered so no-one is playing games.
“Fortec in previous years have been pretty mega and Tech 1 have been the big dogs in the series recently.”
Caroline was invited by the series to test with the frontrunning Tech 1 Racing squad.
“I’m looking forward to comparing with all the others at the test,” added Caroline. “I know I probably won’t be quickest but I will try my hardest. It’s a new team, new car, new track, so a total refresh. It’s something that I would be interested in doing [next year], with the Renault Academy making them one of the only [F1] teams that helps drivers through the ranks.
“It’s a shame because I have to leave halfway through the day to go to the Porsche Junior assessment, so I will look at the progress I make.”
One of Caroline’s British F4 rivals, Oscar Piastri, has also been invited to the test. He drove with Arden in the UK and will stick with the same squad for his Eurocup bow.
Cane is targeting Eurocup for 2018