Louis Delétraz will be driving the Haas VF-18 during the second day of a tyre test after the finale of the 2018 Formula One season.
Taking place at the Yas Marina Circuit later this month the 21 year old joined the Haas F1 Team at the Brazilian Grand Prix last weekend to immerse himself into the team.
“I definitely learned plenty and met a lot of great people that made me feel welcome. The whole experience was amazing and I’m looking forward to more of the same in Abu Dhabi,” said Delétraz.
As well as completing his seat fit on the Wednesday at Interlagos, the Swiss driver worked with the engineers to find the optimum pedal, steering wheel and seat belt positions for his first F1 test.
In addition, on Thursday he took part in pre-race pit stop practice and stepped into Romain Grosjean‘s car to do so.
Over the Friday he was invited to sit on the pit wall to listen to radio communication between the team and its drivers during the two practice sessions, before then attending the post-session debriefs.
He returned to the pit wall on Saturday for FP3 and qualifying, before watching the Grand Prix from the pit box on Sunday.
“I was completely in the action and it was fascinating to hear and see all the detail behind the work that drives the performance. The technology and detail that goes into an F1 race weekend is really impressive.”
The next step of his preparation will take place on 20 November when he will drive the Haas F1 Team simulator for the first time.