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Ferrari to test with seven drivers including Mick Schumacher

As the start of the 2021 season approaches, Ferrari gets its preparation underway at the privately-owned Fiorano test track between the 25th and 29th of January.

Ferrari has announced that it will be testing its SF71H car, the model which almost took Vettel to a championship in 2018, through the entirety of the final week in January this year.

The team will field its two race drivers along with some of its best prospects from the FDA, including F1 debutant Mick Schumacher.

Ferrari Driver Academy star Guiliano Alesi, who will make his Ferrari debut a little over 30 years after his father Jean first drove the team's F1-90, will get things underway on Monday. He will be joined by FIA Formula 2 drivers Marcus Armstrong and Robert Schwartzman who are set to renew their battle this year with Armstrong being confirmed at the DAMS team.

Race driver Charles Leclerc will take over on Tuesday, with the Monegasque getting his first taste of F1 machinery this year. Carlos Sainz will make his first appearance for the team when he jumps behind the cockpit on Wednesday. The Spanaird will be hoping to get to grips with his new surrounding and will be in charge of testing duties throughout Wednesday and Thursday morning.

The final two drivers who will be a part of the test are Haas driver Mick Schumacher and his F2 championship rival Callum Illot. Schumacher will take over from Sainz on Thursday afternoon and will pilot the Grand Prix winning car on Friday morning as well.

Illot will be the last of the runners, taking over testing duties on Friday afternoon and in turn bringing the session to a conclusion.


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