Ahead of their F1 Grand Prix weekend debuts, Ferrari have given junior drivers Mick Schumacher, Callum Ilott and Robert Shwartzman a run out at their iconic Fiorano test track, with the Formula 2 trio getting behind the wheel of a 2018-spec Ferrari SF71H.
Schumacher and Ilott will both be in action at the upcoming Eifel Grand Prix at the Nurburgring, Schumacher taking the seat of Antonio Giovinazzi at Alfa Romeo for Free Practice 1, while Ilott will replace Romain Grosjean at Haas.
Meanwhile, Shwartzman will drive for one of the Ferrari customer teams at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Schumacher, Ilott and Shwartzman are currently first, second and fifth in the Formula 2 standings, with two double header rounds remaining, supporting the two F1 races in Bahrain in November and December.
The Friday practice session appearances will give Ferrari the chance to evaluate which, if any, of their Ferrari Driver Academy drivers they feel is ready for a promotion to Formula 1 for 2021 – with potential berths available at the Ferrari-affiliated Alfa Romeo and Haas teams that will be running the drivers in the FP1 sessions.
Check out images of Schumacher (#47), Ilott (#53) and Shwartzman (#35) in action at Fiorano the photo gallery above, and watch them in action in the video below.