Next season, Carlos Sainz will replace Sebastian Vettel at Ferrari. The pre-season tests in 2021 will be only three days long, and to give the Spanish rider more time to get to know the team, Scuderia will organize tests for Sainz in January with an old car.
“We plan to organize tests for Carlos to accelerate his integration into the team and get to know the engineers so that he can see our approach to work and procedures,” Ferrari team leader Mattia Binotto told a press conference on Friday. – Working on the simulator is very important in this regard, because on the simulator he will be able to work with his racing crew, engineers and technicians.
At the moment we are organizing tests for Carlos in January at the wheel of an old car so that he can get comfortable with the team, learn our procedures and get to know people. “
The head of Racing Point Otmar Safnauer, to whom Sebastian Vettel will be transferred from Ferrari, said that his team will not be able to organize tests for the four-time world champion: team.
He has a lot of work to do on the simulator. We have three days of testing at our disposal to prepare him for the first race. “
Will not be able to organize tests for Daniel Riccardo at McLaren. According to team leader Andres Seidl, McLaren does not have a 2018 and 2019 Renault powerplant.