Ferrari, Sainz and Leclerc in testing alongside Fiorano

While many observers and fans are betting big on Scuderia Ferrari at the dawn of a 2022 season which could reshuffle the cards of the hierarchy due to the important changes initiated by the technical regulations, the structure of Maranello continues its preparation of the coming season.

Thus, for the very first time this year, the team and its drivers will be on the track. And not on just any circuit, since it is Fiorano, the Italian brand’s test track, very close to its headquarters. It is a session of four full days, starting this Tuesday, which is planned in order to put everyone, and in particular the engineers and mechanics, « in the bath of a Grand Prix », says an official statement released by Ferrari.

A little over three weeks from the presentation of the 2022 single-seater, whose code name is 674 but the official name is not yet known, and a month from the Barcelona tests, the holders who are carlos sainz (who will drive on Thursday) and Charles Leclerc (at the wheel on Wednesday) will return to the seat of the SF21. Their last run dates back to the Abu Dhabi test, a few days after the last round of last season, where they were at the wheel of an old Ferrari modified to be fitted with 18-inch Pirelli tires, which will be standard from This year.

« It will allow them to find the team, to familiarize themselves with all the procedures and to drive a Formula 1 », simply explains Ferrari, which also specifies that its test driver, the Russian Robert Schwartzman, will also be there. The 2021 F2 Vice-Champion will have the privilege of being behind the wheel this Tuesday and Friday, to start and conclude these four days, a month and a half after having already tasted the SF21 on the occasion of the first day of testing. young pilots from Yas Marina; he had also posted the best time of the second day, with the Haas VF-21. This will be his first session in his new role.

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