Ferrari announce seven-driver, five-day test at Fiorano.

Ferrari has the luxury of having a load of young talent in the young driver academy and some talented drivers already contracted to themselves and other teams in Formula One.

Throughout the week, the drivers will take to the wheel of the 2018-spec SF71H.

The start of the week will see three Ferrari junior drivers take to the wheel for the Italian team, with Giuliano Alesi, Marcus Armstrong and Robert Shwartzman all getting a taste of Formula One machinery.

All three drivers competed in FIA Formula 2 last season, with Shwartzman being the standout driver of the trio. He finished the season in fourth place for Prema Racing, helping them win the Team’s Championship after being paired with Mick Schumacher.

Alesi finished the season in 17th place for BWT HWA Racelab, but only raced in the opening nine races of the season after being replaced by Jake Hughes and Theo Pourchaire for the final three rounds of the season.

Marcus Armstrong had a strong start to the year with ART Grand Prix, before struggling for the remainder of the season and found himself finishing the season 13th in the standings. He will join DAMS for the 2021 FIA Formula 2 Championship.

On the Tuesday of the test, Charles Leclerc will get back in the seat of an F1 car since his positive COVID-19 test a few weeks ago.

He will be hoping to get back into race fitness ahead of a season where he will be right in the midfield battle unless Ferrari can show significant improvement this season.

Carlos Sainz will get to drive a Ferrari car for the first time when he takes part in the Wednesday and the morning of Thursday at the test.

The Spanish driver made the move to Ferrari from McLaren, and after two very successful seasons with the team, he will be hoping that he has a much better can that Leclerc had last year along with his now-Aston Martin driver team-mate Sebastian Vettel.

HAAS driver Mick Schumacher will also drive for Ferrari on Thursday afternoon and Friday morning.

The German driver will drive in Formula One for the first time this season after being announced as a HAAS driver and will be hoping to build on his success of becoming the 2020 FIA Formula 2 Champion.

Ferrari’s test driver Callum Ilott will drive for the team on Friday afternoon, the final driver to take part in the test.

Ilott is currently without a race seat next season after he decided not to take part in F2 this season. He is the new Ferrari test driver and will be hoping to impress in this role as he tries and get an F1 seat for 2022.