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Ferrari to rotate reserve drivers for F1 2023 season

Ferrari have revealed their reserve driver roster for the 2023 season, and confirmed that the role will be shared between two drivers.

Robert Shwartzman Abu Dhabi Test
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Ferrari have confirmed that they will use two reserve drivers for the F1 2023 season, with Antonio Giovinazzi and Robert Shwartzman combining duties.

With Giovinazzi participating in their World Endurance Championship Hypercar programme, the Italian will be unavailable for all Grand Prix weekends. As a result, long-time development driver Shwartzman will share the reserve driver duties, with Ferrari aiming to have a reserve driver at event F1 race weekend.

Giovinazzi had been linked with a Haas drive for 2023, but fell short of the requirements after an unsuccessful free practice outing at last season's US Grand Prix.

Shwartzman helped to fulfil the team's young driver test requirements in 2022, taking part in free practice one sessions at the US and Abu Dhabi Grands Prix, as well as the post-season test in Abu Dhabi. He will participate in the SRO GT World Challenge Europe in 2023.

The Italian team also confirmed that Antonio Fuoco and Davide Rigon will carry out the simulator duties in 2023, with the former also competing in the Hypercar programme.

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