Change of plan for Ferrari at Fiorano Formula 1 test track – Scuderia Ferrari changed its plans on Tuesday after planning to test a 2021 F1 car at its home track this week with its two regular drivers and test driver Robert Shwartzman.
The Italian team said on Tuesday that the 2021 season car, the SF21, will not be used for the test days, partly because the regulations regarding the use of older cars for private testing are not clear enough. Until this issue is clarified, Ferrari will use a 2018 car; the SF71H.
“This morning, the test programme that Scuderia Ferrari was due to carry out from today at the Fiorano circuit has been changed,” the Maranello-based team said in a short statement.
“Pending an update from the FIA on how the ‘Test Previous Cars’ rules, which set out the criteria for which cars can be used in this type of test, are applied for 2022, the decision has been made to use a 2018 car; the SF71H. Further details on the test programme will follow later.”
And another cautious move, the AlphaTauri team is also on track this Tuesday at Imola. It is Frenchman Pierre Gasly who is driving a 2020 season car; the AT01.