Ferrari also lost Antonio Giovinazzi from its simulator team at the end of last season after he secured a race drive with Sauber. Former Sauber and Manor driver Wehrlein, who was previously part of Mercedes’ junior driver programme, will combine his new Ferrari simulator duties with his Formula E campaign for the Mahindra team.
Antonio Fuoco, a former Ferrari Driver Academy member who is now a consultant to the programme, will also join the simulator team alongside long-time simulator driver Davide Rigon.
“Our team has taken on four undoubtedly talented drivers, who possess innate feeling, with a strong understanding of race cars and tracks,” said team principal Mattia Binotto. “These are exactly the qualities required in the skilful role of driving in a simulator, one of the vital pieces of equipment in the Formula 1 of today.”
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