Now a fixture in the F1 calendar, the end-of-season test gives teams a chance to run tyre programmes in order to collect valuable data ahead of the next season, as well as giving young drivers the chance to impress.
Pietro Fittipaldi is now 27, and has been in and around the F1 setup for several years. Having been confirmed as a full-time IndyCar racer for 2024, the Brazilian will get the chance to showcase his skills with Haas before heading of to the US.
“It’s always a great opportunity to drive a Formula 1 car and to continue our F1 development work together with the whole team at Haas,” Fittipaldi said on the opportunity.
“I’m looking forward to racking up the final laps of the season for the team.”
Bearman also struggled to contain his excitement about the prospect of jumping in an F1 car once more.
“I’m really looking forward to doing the Young Driver Test with MoneyGram Haas F1 Team in Abu Dhabi,” he said.
“We’re doing FP1 together on Friday, so it will be great to be able to build on that and get a full day in the car.
"The Young Driver Test is the last chance the team will get this year to work on things for 2024 and I’ll try and do a solid job.
"The team made me feel very comfortable since we met in Qatar and I really enjoy working with them, I’m looking forward to seeing everyone in Abu Dhabi.”
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