Haas to run Shwartzman in Abu Dhabi check
Haas will run Ferrari younger driver and Formulation 2 title contender Robert Shwartzman throughout the younger driver check at Abu Dhabi subsequent month.
Formulation 1 groups will stay in Abu Dhabi for 2 days of testing after the ultimate race of the season, with operating going down on Tuesday and Wednesday at Yas Marina Circuit. As considered one of three Ferrari academy members who have been evaluated for F1 seats final 12 months — together with Mick Schumacher and Callum Ilott — Shwartzman (pictured above) has testing expertise and can get one other likelihood in F1 equipment when he makes his first look for Haas.
“Initially I want to thank Haas F1 group, Scuderia Ferrari and the Ferrari Driver Academy for this nice alternative,” Shwartzman mentioned. “This can be my first check with Haas F1 Crew and I’m actually trying ahead to attending to know a brand new group, atmosphere and in addition to be taught as a lot as potential from them. Having the prospect to drive for an additional F1 group is simply unimaginable and I can’t wait to work with everybody.”
Shwartzman is at present third within the Formulation 2 championship standings, 43 factors behind teammate and championship chief Oscar Piastri. Having additionally been a contender in his rookie season, Shwartzman has already caught the attention of Haas group principal Guenther Steiner, having completed above present Haas driver Nikita Mazepin in final 12 months’s championship.
“We’re trying ahead to testing with Robert at Yas Marina in December,” Steiner mentioned. “He’s clearly extremely rated by Ferrari, having been a part of their driver program because the finish of 2017.
“His capability is clearly in proof whenever you take a look at his performances over the previous few seasons — most notably his rookie marketing campaign in Formulation 2 final 12 months — competing towards the likes of our personal two drivers Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin. We’re happy to have the ability to give Robert an outing in a Formulation 1 automobile and we stay up for working with him in Abu Dhabi.”
The check may even see Pato O’Ward’s F1 debut with McLaren, whereas George Russell is about to begin work with Mercedes forward of his promotion to the group in 2022.