Four drivers will work in the Ferrari simulator during the 2019 season. They are 24-year-old Pascal Wehrlein, Brendon Hartley, 29, Antonio Fuoco, 22, and Davide Rigon, 32.
Pascal Wehrlein currently drives in Formula E for the Mahindra team
He competed in Formula 1 in the 2016 and 2017 seasons having been crowned DTM champion in 2015.
Brendon Hartley comes to Maranello after racing for Scuderia Toro Rosso
He was in Formula 1 from the 2017 US GP until the end of the 2018 season. Brendon also has a solid background in endurance racing. He has been FIA WEC World Champion twice (2015 and 2017). Hartley has also won the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Antonio Fuoco has been part of the Ferrari family for his entire career through his time in the Ferrari Driver Academy
He joins the simulator team after an excellent season in F2 that included a superb win in Abu Dhabi.
Looks similar #10YearChallenge ?? pic.twitter.com/9qW5cRsA2y
— Antonio Fuoco (@Anto_Fuoco) January 17, 2019
Davide Rigon is a Ferrari simulator veteran
He has been driving the simulator since 2014 in addition to his work as an official driver in GT competitions. Amongst other categories, he has been racing for AF Corse Ferrari in the FIA WEC for many years and has won four world championship races with the team.
Mattia Binotto, Scuderia Ferrari Team Principal:
“Our team has taken on four undoubtedly talented drivers, who possess innate feeling, with a strong understanding of race cars and tracks. 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”.