Haas hand Ferrari Academy’s Shwartzman young driver test seat
Robert Shwartzman has landed a test drive with Haas in the upcoming end-of-season young driver outing in Abu Dhabi.
The 22-year-old Ferrari Academy driver is coming towards the end of his second year in F2 during which time he has scored two feature race wins and four sprint victories.
After finishing fourth in last season’s standings, the young Russian is third this year with two rounds and six races remaining in Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi.
Following the final F1 race of the campaign on Sunday, December 12 at the Yas Marina circuit, Shwartzman will take to the wheel of the VF-21 for a full day of testing with Haas.
“First of all, I would like to thank Haas, Scuderia Ferrari and the Ferrari Driver Academy for this great opportunity,” said Shwartzman.
“This will be my first test with Haas and I’m really looking forward to getting to know a new team, environment and also to learn as much as possible from them.
“Having the chance to drive for another F1 team is just incredible and I can’t wait to work with everyone.”
Proclaiming Shwartzman to be “highly rated” by Ferrari, Haas team principal Guenther Steiner said: “His ability is clearly in evidence when you look at his performances over the last few seasons – most notably his rookie campaign in Formula 2 last year – competing against the likes of our own two drivers Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin.
“We are pleased to be able to give Robert an outing in a Formula 1 car and we look forward to working with him in Abu Dhabi.”
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November 25, 2021 at 10:21AM