Antonio Giovinazzi and Mick Schumacher Share Ferrari Reserve Duty In 2022 F1 Season

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Ferrari have announced that Antonio Giovinazzi and Mick Schumacher will share Reserve duties for the Italian Constructor in 2022 F1 season. 

Giovinazzi will continue as Ferrari Reserve Driver following his departure from Alfa Romeo, after scoring just 21 points in 60 races across the last three seasons having previously made two guest appearances during 2017 campaign after injury for Pascal Wehrlein.

Alongside his Ferrari Reserve duties, Giovinazzi will also race in Formula E next season with Dragon Penske Autosport TEAM, which will mean he will be unavailable for 12 of the 23-race F1 calendar next season although he will have ‘a busy simulator programme’.

Ferrari also confirmed that the Italian will be available to Alfa Romeo and Haas if an emergency replacement driver is required.

In the 11 race weekends where Giovinazzi is unavailable due to Formula E commitments, Schumacher will be named as Reserve Driver for Ferrari in the event that one of Charles Leclerc or Carlos Sainz is unable to race.

Schumacher also will continue to race for Haas next season as planned and the American constructor will have Pietro Fittipaldi to step in to Schumacher’s Haas seat, should the 22 year-old be required at Ferrari on any weekend.

Ferrari will also maintain their support for Schumacher who is a member of their Driver Academy both trackside and within Maranello, where he will get full use of the Scuderia’s race simulator.

2019 F3 champion and Ferrari Driver Academy member, Robert Shwartzman will step up to the role of Test Driver for 2022 after taking two wins in 2021 F2 season en-route to to finishing as Vice-Champion.

Shwartzman has already participated in three F1 tests including the most recent post-season test in Abu Dhabi for Haas and Ferrari respectively, so will have some experience heading into 2022 as he takes a largely simulator based role.

Shwartzman will work alongside Ferrari’s two experienced Test Drivers, Antonio Fuoco and Davide Rigon as part of his duties at Maranello, having decided to move on from F2 after two seasons in the feeder series.

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