Seven-Driver Ferrari F1 Test To Include Sainz, Schumacher

Ferrari Confirmed Plans For Sainz To Take Part In Test, Revealing That Seven Drivers Will Be Taking Part Across Five Days Of Running.

By Luke Smith

Following the arrival of Sainz from McLaren ahead of the 2021 season, Ferrari said late last year that it planned to give the Spaniard track running in some older machinery to help his adjustment into life at the team. As reported by Motorsport.com on Thursday, Sainz’s first outing in a Ferrari F1 car will come next week when he drives the 2018-spec SF71H at its private test track.

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Ferrari Confirmed The Plans For Sainz To Take Part In The Test On Saturday, Revealing That Seven Drivers Will Be Taking Part Across Five Days Of Running. Sainz will get one-and-a-half days behind the wheel of the Ferrari SF71H, with his outings scheduled for all of Wednesday and Thursday morning.

Despite being conducted in older machinery, the test will give Sainz a chance to get used to Ferrari’s systems and work with his new race crew and engineers before the start of F1’s single pre-season test in Bahrain on 12 March. Sainz’s 2021 teammate, Charles Leclerc, is scheduled to test on Tuesday. It will mark the Monegasque driver’s return to the cockpit following his positive test for COVID-19 earlier this month.

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This news was originally published at Motor Sport.

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