Scuderia Ferrari has announced the appointment of F1 test driver Robert Schwartzman for the FP1s of the United States F1 GP.
Robert Schwartzman raced Charles Leclerc or Carlos Sainz Jr. in Friday’s Practice 1 at Circuit of the Americas as part of his mandate to provide young drivers with at least two FP1 sessions throughout the season. Start of the Grand Prix weekend.
Scuderia Ferrari race director Laurent Mekies has revealed that 23-year-old Robert Schwartzman will be behind the wheel for both FP1 rookie sessions, but the venue for the second practice session has yet to be confirmed.
“For us, it’s Robert Schwartzman in charge of the two FP1s,” said Laurent Mekies in Hungary.
“Which event it will be has not yet been decided. We will not choose a race like Singapore or a race where the race drivers have to do more. To do it on a weekend with Pirelli tests would be a problem. I don’t think there is
2019 FIA F3 champion Robert Schwartzman finished the season second in the FIA F2 championship last year, behind team-mate Oscar Piastri at Prema.
Robert Schwartzman has not returned to F2 this year, but instead helps the racing team in the simulator as Ferrari’s F1 test driver.
He also tested the Ferrari SF21 and Haas VF-21 at the Abu Dhabi Young Drivers Test last December, and has real-world experience with F1 cars.
Israel-born, Tel Aviv-born Robert Schwartzman will be allowed to race in the F1 Grand Prix weekend by moving from Russia to an Israeli racing license.
During the United States F1 Grand Prix, American Logan Sargent took part in a session for the Williams F1 team, also making his F1 weekend debut, becoming the first American to take part in an F1 session since Alexander Rossi in 2015.
Logan Sargent, who currently plays in F2 with Carlin and is ranked 3rd, joined the Williams Academy last October and experienced F1 for the first time during F1 post-season testing in Abu Dhabi.
Logan Sargent picks up Nicholas Latifi’s FW44 for a 60-minute session. The Williams F1 Team will be in their second rookie FP1 session this year after Nick de Vries drove for the team in Barcelona.
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