American GP3 driver Santino Ferrucci will make his Formula One debut with Haas in next week’s test at Silverstone.
The 18-year-old, who is the team’s development driver, will get behind the wheel of the VF-16 on both days at the test following the British Grand Prix on July 12th and 13th.
Haas team principal Guenther Steiner said Ferruci is “a young, American driver with a lot of potential who has earned this opportunity”. “He’s done a very good job of proving himself in each of the racing series he’s competed in,” Steiner added.
Ferrucci raced in the US-based F2000 series in 2013 after graduating from karts but has been been based in European championships for the past three seasons. He spent two years in European Formula Three, finishing 11th in the championship last year, but is yet to score having moved to GP3 with DAMS.
“Becoming a Formula One driver is my ultimate goal and I can’t thank Haas enough for this opportunity,” said Ferrucci. “Nothing beats seat time, and the experience of driving a Formula One car and working with Haas F1 Team will be invaluable.”