Ferrari reveal new faces in F1 driver stable

Ferrari has announced Oliver Bearman and Arthur Leclerc as the latest additions to its F1 push.

Bearman remains in F2 for the upcoming season after getting his first taste of F1 machinery with a practice outing for Haas last season, part of his development within the Ferrari Driver Academy.

The British driver has been handed a reserve driver role alongside Robert Schwartzman and Antonio Giovinazzi, both drivers for the Scuderia’s World Endurance Championship effort behind the wheel of the #83 and #51 Ferrari 499 P.

Leclerc – brother of Charles – left the FDA at the conclusion of last season and has moved into the Italian GT Championship. But he has found himself in a development driver role with the Scuderia alongside endurance drivers Antonio Fuoco and Davide Rigon.

The Monégasque’s role will be predominantly simulator-based and focused on car development, set-up work and updates through the season.

Both drivers will be involved as part of the three-day Pirelli test at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on January 29-31. Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz will be at the wheel of last year’s SF-23 on the first two days, with the younger Leclerc brother also driving an F1 car for the first time – 2022’s F1-75.

Bearman will then be alone on track on the final day of running at the wheel of the F1-75, further enriching his F1 experience.


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