Shwartzman kicks off Ferrari testing


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, useful for drivers, mechanics and engineers to get back up to speed on the track. These are old single-seaters that are used, as permitted by the regulations.

This Tuesday, Robert Shwartzman took the wheel of the Ferrari 2021, the SF21, but only completed a few laps in the morning in wet and extremely cold conditions. At noon, he had completed 35 laps on rain tyres. In the afternoon, another short period of rain slowed the program again, but the young Russian still managed to do 52 more laps, still on wet tires for his last stint, making a total of 87 laps. during the day.

Robert Shwartzman, vice-champion of Formula 2 in 2021, will share the role of reserve driver at Ferrari this year with Antonio Giovinazzi.

This Wednesday, it is the turn of Carlos Sainz to continue these tests since it is the titular driver of the Scuderia who will be at the wheel of 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.

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