Ex- racer Buemi has continued to aid long-time backer ’s F1 development since leaving F1 in 2013, and carried out various simulator and on-track testing duties. 

He was driving at this week as part of Pirelli’s latest tyre development activity as it prepares its 2020 compound range. 

and participated in the two-day test on Tuesday and Wednesday after the , but the second day ended early after Buemi suffered a big crash exiting the high-speed right-hand Abbey corner.

Buemi was unhurt in the accident and released by doctors following a thorough medical examination. The cause of the incident is under investigation. 

Pirelli racked up more than 2,000km of running over the two days with and , which fielded and George Russell in the test. 

The next Pirelli test will take place on September 12-13 at

George Russell, Williams Racing FW42

George Russell, Racing FW42

Photo by: Pirelli