Ferrari has revealed its pool of reserve and development drivers for the 2023 F1 season and their race plans too.
While it was not unknown about Antonio Giovinazzi and Robert Shwartzman taking up the reserve role for the 2023 F1 season, Ferrari officially confirmed the news on Thursday where at least one of them will be present at every grand prix this year.
Giovinazzi continues in the role while dovetailing his year racing in the WEC series in the Hypercar class. Shwartzman, meanwhile, gets a promotion to be a full-time reserve F1 driver as he is no longer part of the Ferrari Driver Academy even.
In addition to that, the Russian will compete in the GT World Challenge Europe driving the new Ferrari 296 GT3 car for AF Corse alongside Alessio Rovera and Nicklas Nielsen. Continuing in as a development driver will be Davide Rigon and Antonio Fuoco.
The duo have been on simulator duty for few F1 seasons now which they will continue doing alongside their respective racing programmes. In fact, the two will also be compete in the GT World Challenge Europe in the same team alongside Daniel Serra.
“Honoured to step up as Scuderia Ferrari F1 Reserve Driver and continue my journey with the Ferrari family,” said Shwartzman. “I look forward to working hard, getting back behind the wheel of the F1 car and racing in the GT World Challenge with Ferrari Competizioni GT.”
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