FIA Formula 2 Series leader Charles Leclerc is set to drive for Scuderia Ferrari at the post-Hungarian Grand Prix Test.
The current F2 championship leader has excelled this season with Prema Motorsport, with taking 6 Pole positions and winning 5 races so far this season. He leads the series with 188 points, 67 more points than second place Artem Markelov. Leclerc is in his first season in F2 after winning the GP3 series with ART.
The Monegasque driver is also part of Ferrari’s young driver academy and has impressed them with his outstanding performances and shown potential to do well in Formula 1 in the future.
Whilst Ferrari hasn’t officially confirmed this yet, multiple sources have confirmed that Leclerc will take part in one of the two days of testing taking place at the Hungaroring.
Rumours have surrounded Leclerc’s future with a possible chance of a race seat in F1 as early as next season, with both Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel both out of contract this season, the test will give Ferrari an idea on what to do with the Monegasque driver for the future.
The Italian Team want to evaluate Leclerc with a 2017 Formula 1 car to see his skills and technical feedback to help find a solution on what to do with him next year.
Leclerc has experience a F1 car before with a test in a 2014 car at Fiorano and competed in 4 free practice 1 sessions with Haas F1 Team last year.