Schwartzman will take over one of the F1-75 machines of either of them Charles Leclerc or Carlos Sainz in Friday practice at Circuit of the Americas as part of the team’s commitment to run two FP1 sessions run by rookies.

Earlier, Ferrari race director Laurent Mequis said Schwartzman, who turns 23 on Friday, would drive both of those sessions, with the location of his second practice yet to be determined.

“For us it’s Robert Schwartzman who will do our two FP1s,” Mekies said in Hungary. “We still haven’t decided exactly what these events will be.

“You wouldn’t choose a race like Singapore or a race where the riders need to run more. I don’t think we’ll have a problem doing that on one of the weekends when we do Pirelli testing.”

Schwartzman finished second to team-mate Prem Piastre in last year’s FIA Formula 2 Championship and took the FIA ​​F3 crown in 2019.

Schwartzman did not return to F2 this year, instead taking on the role of one of Ferrari’s test drivers, assisting the racing team in the simulator.

Robert Schwartzman, Ferrari

Photo: Ferrari

He also has real-world experience with F1 machinery, having tried both Ferrari SF21 and Haas VF-21 at the young driver tests in Abu Dhabi last December.

By exchanging his Russian racing license for an Israeli one, Tel Aviv-born Shvartsman was granted the right to compete in Formula 1 Grand Prix weekends.

Logan Sargeant will participate in a session for Williamsalso making his F1 debut.

The F2 driver, who is currently third in the standings with Carlin,

joined the Williams Academy last October and got his first taste of Formula 1 mechanics when he took part in the Formula 1 post-season tests in Abu Dhabi.

Sargeant will take on Nicolas Latifi’s FW44 team for the 60-minute session, completing Williams’ second mandatory rookie FP1 session of the year after Nick de Vries ran for the team in Barcelona.

He will be the first American since then Alexander Rossi in 2015 to participate in the F1 session.

It remains to be seen when McLaren tester and Alpha Tauri target Colton Herta to join Schwartzman at COTA FP1.

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