Fred Vasseur to watch Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz in action in January

New team boss Fred Vasseur will be able to watch his Ferrari drivers in action for the first time at the end of January.

The Fiorano circuit is a private racetrack owned by Ferrari, in close proximity to their factory in Maranello.

Ferrari have now confirmed that their drivers will now make a three-day appearance at this circuit at the end of January, as Fred Vasseur looks to give his drivers some time on the track before F1 heads to Bahrain for pre-season testing.

Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc will be joined by Robert Shwartzman and Antonio Giovinazzi, who will share the final day of the test to prepare for their reserve driver roles with the team this year.

It was initially unclear whether Shwartzman would have a future with Ferrari following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, however the Russian has decided to race under his Israeli passport to appease the FIA, allowing him to take part in F1.

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The Ferrari drivers will be completing laps in the SF-21, which the team must believe is still beneficial despite this year’s car being unveiled a couple of weeks after this Fiorano test.

Ferrari’s 2023 car will be unveiled on February 14th and the team will hope that they have been able to eradicate the issues that they experienced in 2022.

The SF-21 was one of the quickest cars on the grid however the Scuderia’s power unit was extremely unreliable, forcing Leclerc and Sainz to retire from races on a number of occasions last year.

These problems were highlighted in Baku, as every team who uses Ferrari power units suffered severe reliability problems.

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Former team principal Mattia Binotto revealed at the end of the season that his team were forced to tone down the power of their engine to prevent these retirements, perhaps explaining why Ferrari fell away from Red Bull towards the end of the season.

Carlos Sainz will have a point to prove in this three-day test, as it has been rumoured that new team principal Fred Vasseur prefers to operate with a clear number one driver.

Having worked with Charles Leclerc at Sauber, Sainz will be looking to impress his new boss in Fiorano and show Vasseur that he is more than capable of beating his teammate and worthy of equal treatment during his reign, having secured his first win in Formula 1 last year at Silverstone.