Shwartzman and Fuoco to drive for Ferrari at Abu Dhabi test · RaceFans

by Nov 19, 20200 comments

[ad_1]

Ferrari has announced Driver Academy member Robert Shwartzman and development driver Antonio Fuoco will drive for them in the young drivers test in Abu Dhabi at the end of this season.

Neither driver appears to be in contention for a race seat in the 2021 F1 season. Fuoco, who has tested for the team three times previously, has worked as one of Ferrari’s simulator drivers since January 2019 and seen other drivers pass him on the FDA ladder.

Shwartzman, who drove an F1 car for the first time in September, has been part of Ferrari’s academy since 2017 and won the Formula 3 title last year. He suffered a personal blow when his father died in April. Since then he has made a successful debut in Formula 2, leading the championship early on, before slipping to fifth place.

“It’s exciting to know that I will be driving the SF1000 in Abu Dhabi immediately after the end of the Formula 1 season,” said Shwartzman. “I was able to try the SF71H at Fiorano at the end of September and it was incredible, even though that car is almost three years old now.”

Fuoco said that driving the test would help him with simulator duties by providing more reference to the real-world car. “I’m very happy to get back behind the wheel of a real car, having done so many virtual laps in the SF1000 in the simulator. It’s very useful for someone in my position, to be able from time to time to get into a car and check the correlation between the tools I usually use and how the car actually behaves on track.”

Another FDA member, Callum Ilott, will drive for Alfa Romeo in the test. Fellow FDA member Mick Schumacher, Shwartzman’s F2 team mate, is expected to appear for Haas in the F1 rookies test ahead of his promotion to the top flight next year.

Advert | Become a RaceFans supporter and go ad-free

2021 F1 season

Browse all 2021 F1 season articles

[ad_2]

Source link

Read More 

Schumacher drives father’s Jordan 191

Schumacher drives father’s Jordan 191

[ad_1] In an iconic moment, at Silverstone yesterday, Mick Schumacher took to the wheel of the Jordan in which his father made his F1 debut thirty years ago.The Haas driver was on tyre testing duty for Pirelli at Silverstone, when, during the lunch break, Sky Sports...

3 Performance Wagons that give Supercars a run for their money

3 Performance Wagons that give Supercars a run for their money

[ad_1] The humble station wagon has always been in the shadows of the traditional family sedans and the versatile modern crossover SUVs.With the long-roof body style only representing about two percent of the total vehicle sales in the US, it is evident that the...

British GP: Sprint team notes – McLaren

British GP: Sprint team notes – McLaren

[ad_1] Lando Norris: "A good first sprint quali race! I think we achieved everything we could've hoped for today. We got ahead of one of the Red Bulls, which is a quicker car, but we managed to beat them off the start and over the first lap, so it was a fun...

Russell handed grid penalty – Pitpass.com

Russell handed grid penalty – Pitpass.com

[ad_1] George Russell has been handed a 3-place grid penalty for Sunday's British Grand Prix after being adjudged as causing the collision with Carlos Sainz.Having spoken with both drivers and viewed the relevant video evidence, the stewards founds that Russell and...

Leave a comment.

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.