Giovinazzi to test for Haas

Antonio Giovinazzi is set to test Haas’ VF17 in seven FP1 sessions from Silverstone on wards.

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The 23 year old Italian has already driven an F1 car this year when he stepped in for Pascal Wehrlein at both Australia and China. As well as week one of pre season testing.

The set outings are:

14 July- Britain

28 July- Hungary

1 September- Italy

29 September- Malaysia

27 October- Mexico

10 November- Brazil

24 November- Abu Dhabi

Giovinazzi will driver Magnussen’s car for six of the listed sessions and Grosjean’s car in Mexico.

The Ferrari third driver said: “In a year that’s already been filled with great opportunities, I’m proud to have another one with Haas F1 Team,

Being the third driver with Scuderia Ferrari is obviously a great place to be, and getting seat time in these FP1 sessions with Haas F1 Team will keep me sharp. I’ll be able to take what I’ve learned in the simulator and apply it in actual race conditions. I’m proud of the faith Ferrari and Haas have in me and gracious for the seat time Kevin and Romain are sharing with me.”

Haas team principal Gunther Steiner said: “Antonio Giovinazzi earned a good bit of Formula One experience during his two races with Sauber this year and these FP1 sessions with our team will allow him to develop even more.

He is highly regarded by Ferrari and performed very well last year in Formula 2. It’s a good opportunity for him and we’re happy to provide it. Credit also goes to Kevin and Romain for graciously sharing their racecars with Antonio.”

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