Ferrari missed out on a great opportunity today to run its two junior drivers, Mick Schumacher (at Alfa Romeo) and Callum Ilott (at Haas F1, pictured) due to the weather at the Nürburgring.
The two free sessions of the day have been canceled and Mattia Binotto, the director of the Scuderia, admits that it will now probably be necessary to wait until Abu Dhabi, the last Grand Prix of the season, to see them on track during the Free 1 … knowing that Robert Shwartzman was already planned on board the Alfa Romeo.
"It's obviously a shame for them, it would have been a great opportunity here to make their official F1 debut. Obviously we could try to reorganize in the next races, but it will be very difficult," admits the Italian.
“I think the next Grand Prix, in Portimao, a new circuit for everyone, for F1, so I think the titular drivers will have to ride. Then we have Imola, which is only organized on Saturdays and on Sunday, then again in Turkey, a new circuit. "
“After that is Bahrain, where they have their F2 races, and to wrap up the championship so they have to be focused. Most likely, the next opportunity now will be Abu Dhabi and not earlier. Obviously it's a missed opportunity, but again we have no choice. "