Brendon Hartley Joins Ferrari F1 Team
“Ferrari has hired ex-Formula One drivers Pascal Wehrlein and Brendon Hartley to help develop its 2019 race car in the simulator,” writes Alan Baldwin in an article for Independent Online.
“The pair were among four simulator drivers named on Monday to work at the Italian team’s Maranello factory in support of racers Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc.”
“Our team has taken on four undoubtedly talented drivers, who possess innate feeling, with a strong understanding of race cars and tracks,” said team principal Mattia Binotto in a statement. Italians Antonio Fuoco and Davide Rigon were the other two drivers appointed.
“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 One of today.”
“New Zealander Hartley, a two-times world endurance champion who won the Le Mans 24 Hours with Porsche in 2017, competed for Red Bull-owned Toro Rosso last year.”
Article Source: Independent Online, Alan Baldwin, February 5, 2019
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