Cyril Abiteboul recently confessed that Renault is still waiting for permission from the FIA for Fernando Alonso can participate in the end of season test that will take place in Abu Dhabi. Aware that it will be difficult to obtain it as it is a test for young pilots, who have not done more than two grands prix, Ferrari has chosen Robert Shwartzman Y Antonio Fuoco to test drive the 2021 car at Yas Marina. After this announcement, the presence of Carlos Sainz in this test.
However, in the case of obtaining permission from the FIA, Ferrari would replace one of these two drivers to replace the Madrid native. And is that Carlos Sainz wants to be in this test as he recognized: “It is no secret that I would be interested in trying the Ferraribut it is not up to me. It depends on the interests of the teams, which have to agree, and the FIA. A day and a half to prepare for a season is practically impossible, it will be very complicated, just as it will be done to Fernando and Ricciardo”.
If they cannot be in the end-of-season test in Abu Dhabi, the teams will only have three pre-season days to prepare for the next course. That is, a day and a half per pilot as warned Carlos Sainz, who would have to wait until 2021 to get on the Ferrari.
Ferrari will have several drivers in the test
Robert ShwartzmanFor his part, he will get into a Formula 1 in Abu Dhabi for the first time, although he recently tested one at Fiorano with Mick schumacher and Ilott. Antonio Fuoco has more experience in this type of test as he has done three tests with Ferrari. The first of them was in 2015, the second in 2016 and the last in 2019.
The presence of Callum Ilott with Alfa RomeoTherefore, at the moment there will be three drivers from the Ferrari Driver Academy who will participate in the end of season test in Abu Dhabi. Also, Mick Schumacher is expected to be in this test with Haas.