Italian Antonio Giovinazzi and Russian-Israeli Robert Shwartzman will share the role of reserve driver at Ferrari this year.
Former Alfa Romeo racing driver Giovinazzi continues in the role for a second season while Shwartzman steps down as development driver.
One of them will race in every Grand Prix this season and help develop the car in Ferrari’s new simulator.
Italians Antonio Fuoco and Davide Rigon will be driving the development.
The quartet will help racing drivers Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz as the team looks to improve on a 2022 season that started with plenty of promise after Ferrari produced its first competition car for four years, but saw the challenge of Leclerc’s title fade following strategic errors. and reliability issues.
Ferrari has a new team principal this year, with former Alfa Romeo and Renault boss Frédéric Vasseur replaces Mattia Binottowho the team says quit in December.
Ferrari said Fuoco and Rigon had “proved their worth in providing engineers with accurate and reliable feedback, a skill all the more important as actual track testing is extremely limited, so simulation is now a essential tool, not only to prepare for each race but also in terms of car development”.
Giovinazzi and Fuoco will also compete for Ferrari in the World Endurance Championship in the new 499P Hypercar.
Shwartzman and Rigon will race in the GT endurance category at the wheel of the 296 GT3.