Ex-Toro Rosso F1 driver Brendon Hartley one of four at Ferrari’s simulator for 2019 Formula 1 season
Brendon Hartley will join Pascal Wehrlein, Antonio Fuoco and Ferrari test driver Davide Rigon in the Ferrari simulator for the 2019 Formula 1 season.
Two-time WEC champion Hartley drove for Toro Rosso until the end of 2018, starting with the 2017 United States Grand Prix.
Recently appointed Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto said in a statement: “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.”
Wehrlein, 24, races in Formula E for Mahindra while 22-year-old Fuoco was a Ferrari junior driver and raced in the 2018 Formula 2 season for Charouz. Fuoco serves as Dragon’s reserve and test driver for the 2018/19 Formula E season. Rigon has been a Ferrari test driver since 2014 and has raced for Ferrari in the WEC.