GP3 driver and Ferrari protégé Charles Leclerc is to get a chance to take part in practice, starting with the upcoming British Grand Prix in two weeks time.
The French driver will replace Esteban Gutierrez in FP1 starting at the British Grand Prix next month, followed by Hungary and Germany, with Malaysia and Abu Dhabi at the end of the season. The GP3 ART driver will also be taking part in the current series, which he is leading after the first round in Spain.
The Team Principal at Haas, Guenther Steiner said, “Charles Leclerc is highly regarded by Ferrari and his record speaks for itself. We’re happy to provide this opportunity and help develop the next generation of Formula One drivers. Credit also goes to Esteban for sharing his racecar and serving as a mentor to Charles.”
“This is a fantastic opportunity to get seat time in a Formula One car and I can’t thank Haas F1 Team and Esteban enough,” said Leclerc. “I’m honored by the faith Haas F1 Team and Ferrari have in me. This is an important step toward my ultimate goal of becoming a Formula One driver.”