Haas to run Ferrari junior Shwartzman in Abu Dhabi rookie take a look at

Ferrari junior Robert Shartzman will take pleasure in a day of testing onboard Haas’ 2021 automobile subsequent month in Abu Dhabi.

The US outfit will entrust a automobile to the 22-year-old Russian – a six-time race winner within the FIA System 2 Championship – on the two-day submit season take a look at at Yas Marina the place every F1, workforce save for Williams, will run a mule automobile fitted with 18-inch wheels as a part of Pirelli’s tyre testing program, and a 2021-spec automobile on sooner or later solely assigned to a rookie standing driver.

“Initially, I wish to thank Haas F1 Staff, Scuderia Ferrari and the Ferrari Driver Academy for this nice alternative,” mentioned Shwartzman.

“This will probably be my first take a look at with Haas and I am actually trying ahead to attending to know a brand new workforce, atmosphere and in addition to be taught as a lot as doable from them.

“Having the possibility to drive for one more F1 workforce is simply unimaginable and I am unable to wait to work with everybody.”

The 2019 FIA System 3 Championship winner already has some F1 expertise below his belt, having examined for Ferrari on a number of events previously, together with final 12 months at Yas Marina at F1’s earlier rookie take a look at.

“We’re trying ahead to testing with Robert at Yas Marina in December,” mentioned Haas workforce principal Gunther Steiner.

“He is clearly extremely rated by Ferrari – having been a part of their driver program because the finish of 2017.

Robert Shwartzman (RUS) Ferrari Academy Driver. 11.12.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 17, Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

“His potential is clearly in proof whenever you have a look at his performances over the previous few seasons – most notably his rookie marketing campaign in System 2 final 12 months – competing towards the likes of our personal two drivers Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin.

“We’re happy to have the ability to give Robert an outing in a System 1 automobile and we look ahead to working with him in Abu Dhabi.”

  • Learn additionally: Aston Martin arms Abu Dhabi rookie take a look at to Yelloly

Shartzman will not be the one rookie taking to the monitor in Abu Dhabi, with Aston Martin working sim driver Nick Yelloly on the take a look at.

Alfa Rome Racing has additionally requested that Valtteri Bottas be launched by Mercedes with the intention to make his debut with the Swiss outfit on the post-season take a look at.

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