Nico Hulkenberg will not return to Abu Dhabi later this week for the Pirelli tyre test.

Nico Hulkenberg will not return to Abu Dhabi later this week for the Pirelli tyre test.

The 23-year-old German said at the Yas Marina circuit at the weekend that he and 2010 teammate Rubens Barrichello will be sharing the FW32 for the two-day Pirelli tyre test on Friday and Saturday.

But on Monday, the British team announced that only Barrichello has been re-signed to race in 2011.

That news has affected Williams' Pirelli test schedule, a spokesman confirmed on Tuesday.

"Rubens will now drive both days," he said.

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