Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc will test for Ferrari next week. With Formula 1’s limited number of test days and a new driver joining the ranks, it is time to get back to the home test track.
Formula 1 has become stricter and stricter when it comes to testing over the years. Where teams were allowed to test as much as they wanted in the past, this is no longer the case. There are now only three test days in Bahrain before the start of the season and only a few filming days during the year where only a limited number of metres can be driven.
This is a tricky situation for Carlos Sainz, who made the switch to Ferrari this winter and is entering a new team. However, with a test track in Fiorano and a garage full of old cars Ferrari has the opportunity to test the drivers and this will happen next week.
Sainz and Leclerc will be in action next week at the Fiorano test track with the 2018 Ferrari. The 2019 car would also have been possible because the car has to be at least two years old, but the chassis of the 2018 car is still in place due to a test in 2020. Sainz and Leclerc are expected to each account for one day of the test.