Ferrari reserve driver Robert Shwartzman began testing on the Italian team’s private track at Fiorano on Tuesday.
For several years, Scuderia Ferrari has organized a few test days at the end of January, which are important for drivers, mechanics and engineers to get back up to speed on the track. These are old seats that are used, as allowed by the regulations.
This Tuesday, Robert Shwartzman took the wheel of the Ferrari 2021, SF21, but only completed a few laps in the morning in very wet and cold conditions. By noon, he had completed 35 laps on wet tires. In the afternoon, another short spell of rain slowed down the program again, but the young Russian still managed 52 more laps, still on wet tires for his final stint, for a total of 87 laps during the day.
Robert Shwartzman, Formula 2 vice-champion in 2021, will share the role of reserve driver at Ferrari this year and Antonio Giovinazzi.
This Wednesday, it is the turn of Carlos Sainz to continue these tests as he is the main driver of the Scuderia who will be leading the SF21.
The new single-seater from the Italian team – whose name we do not yet know – will be presented on Tuesday February 14, 2023.