Mick schumacher, Callum ilott and Robert shwartzman will soon be driving in a free practice session in Formula 1. As announced by Ferrari at the start of the week, the first two will drive respectively at Alfa romeo and Haas F1 next week in the FP1 of the Eifel Grand Prix at the Nürburgring. Shwartzman will be on track in Abu Dhabi, in a team that is not yet determined.
The Scuderia is keen to put its young members of the Ferrari Driver Academy in the best possible condition. It is in this context that the three drivers, all 21 years old, took the wheel of the SF71H for the 2018 season, this Wednesday in Fiorano. The use of this single-seater allows you to have no distance limit to respect.
It's a real test day that the Italian team has concocted for its young shoots. Schumacher and Ilott already have at least one test in F1 behind them, but Shwartzman does not, for whom it was therefore a great first.
"We wanted to organize this practice session so that our three best young drivers are as well prepared as possible to tackle an event which will always be a special moment for them", recalled Tuesday Laurent Mekies, Ferrari sports director and director of the Ferrari Driver Academy, stressing a "opportunity to take its marks with a Formula 1, which is much more complicated than the car they are currently used to".