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Ferrari hand test chance to 19-year-old Fuoco

16 Jun 2015

Ferrari Academy driver Antonio Fuoco will make his F1 debut with the Italian team at next week’s post-race test in Austria.

The 19-year-old, who won the 2013 Formula Renault 2.0 Alps title and currently lies seventh in this year’s GP3 Series, is due to drive the SF15-T on the Tuesday.

The Scuderia’s third driver, Esteban Gutierrez, will take over in the cockpit for the final day of running on the Wednesday.

Commenting on Fuoco’s test debut, Ferrari said: "This is a significant opportunity for him, as part of the programme which the Scuderia runs to help the development of young drivers."