Former British F3 champion back in 2006, Gonzalez made brief appearances in the GP2 Main and Asia series throughout the 2009 and 2010 seasons, while also competing inside the Euroseries 3000 through the 2009 campaign.
As far as Bulgarian driver Vladimir Arabadzhiev is concerned, he started in the GP2 Series in the Asian competition, through the 2009/10 campaign. Later on, he moved to Scuderia Coloni for the current season, but he failed to score a single point so far. However, he only got to drive for the aforementioned squad until the Spa round, where he was replaced by New Zealander Brendon Hartley.
“We are very pleased to have confirmed that Rodolfo and Vladimir will be driving for us in Abu Dhabi,” said Riad Asmat, Lotus Racing Chief Executive Officer.
“They both come from countries with growing interest in motorsport, and the chance to give emerging drivers the opportunity to step up to Formula One is central to the Lotus Racing philosophy of embracing young talent.”
“Everyone in the team is looking forward to working with them over the two day test and I am delighted we could give them this opportunity.”