Ferrari pushing for Abu Dhabi young driver test for Sainz

Ferrari is trying to green light a test in Ferrari’s 2020 car for Carlos Sainz. That is despite the fact that the Maranello team is unhappy that the FIA has given special approval for 39-year-old Fernando Alonso to also do the ‘young driver test’ in Abu Dhabi later this month. “It is not a right decision because it is contrary to the spirit of these tests,” said boss Mattia Binotto, who had planned to run Robert Shwartzman in the young driver test. Ferrari’s sporting director Laurent Mekies agrees that young drivers “should be the priority” for the Abu Dhabi test. “I think, at first, we respected the fact that it was a day for young drivers,” said the Frenchman. “We are investing a lot of energy and time in our young drivers.

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