Vettel and Leclerc to share Ferrari SF90 daily during Test 2

Ferrari are to follow the trend set by Mercedes and Renault whose drivers shared their respective cars on each day of the first Formula 1 preseason test at Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona.

Last week Ferrari opted to alternate their drivers Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc, giving each two full days in the cockpit of their new car.

For the second test, starting on Tuesday again at the Spanish Grand Prix venue, the Scuderia’s drivers will have four half-day outings.

The team announced:

Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc will both drive on each day of the final four day test prior to the start of the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship. The two Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow drivers will take turns at the wheel of the SF90, alternating between the morning and afternoon sessions.

Charles to start. Leclerc will kick off proceedings at the Catalunya-Barcelona circuit on Tuesday. During the one hour lunch break, the car will be reconfigured for Vettel, who will drive the four hours of track time in the afternoon. On Wednesday, it will be the other way round, with Sebastian driving in the morning and Charles in the afternoon and they will continue to take turns through to the final day on Friday, with the 21 year old Monegasque driver doing the final stint.

Just three weeks to go. There are now just 21 days to go until the start of the season, which as usual gets underway at Melbourne’s Albert Park Circuit. The first of 21 rounds this year, the Australian Grand Prix takes place on Sunday 17 March.