Both Shwartzman and Fuoco to Test for Ferrari
Today news from Maranello as we get the testing schedule from the Formula 1 paddock is that both Robert Shwartzman and Antonio Fuoco will take part in the Abu Dhabi Young Driver Test for Scuderia Ferrari on Tuesday 15 December.
This week both drivers were at the Scuderia Ferrari factory for a seat fitting in the SF1000 ahead of the two day testing session at the end of the Formula 1 season.
The Russian PREMA and Ferrari FDA driver will not only follow up on what has been an outstanding debut season but also his first outing in a Formula 1 car this season at Fiorano.
“It’s exciting to know that I will be driving the SF1000 in Abu Dhabi immediately after the end of the Formula 1 season. 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.
I can’t wait to jump into the 2020 car and get out on track alongside so many of the drivers I’ve been racing against in Formula 2. I plan to enjoy every single minute of this great experience.”
For Fuoco the test will be his fourth with the team having completed 309 laps along the way.
“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.
On top of that, it’s an honour to put on the red race suit and drive a Ferrari on track, a feeling that is always hard to put into words.”
We look forward to seeing him at a current Formula 1 circuit, having some extensive time on track in the latest Ferrari Machinery.
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