(Motorsport-Total.com) – 15 Drivers take part in the Young Driver Take a look at Formula 1 2020 in Abu Dhabi. But it’s not a real “Young” driver take a look at: Fernando Alonso, Sebastien Buemi and Robert Kubica are three over – 30 – year olds who have already contested several races in their Formula 1 career . And: Alonso was already world champion, Kubica a race winner.

Fernando Alonso

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Fernando Alonso is the most prominent participant in the Young Driver Take a look at Zoom Download

Why are these drivers at the Young Driver Take a look at when actually only drivers are allowed who are allowed to show a maximum of two Broad Prix participations? The answer is: The Take a look at approval for Alonso by the World Automobile Federation (FIA) has called on the competition to nominate drivers who do not meet the actual criteria.

That Result: The Young Driver Take a look at is possible this year for all drivers who are in the Formula 1 season 2018 have not been a regular driver.

A Test day on 15. December

On 15. December is the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi available to the teams, where on the weekend the Formula 1 final 2020 was carried out. Each team is allowed to field two cars, but not all of them do it: Haas only participates with Mick Schumacher, McLaren and Racing Point forego completely.

Schumacher already did the Friday training at Haas in Abu Dhabi and already knows the route from a Formula 1 perspective. But: At Take a look at he will work with a different crew, and not with the team that Kevin Magnussen was last in charge of.

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The reason given by Haas team boss Günther Steiner: “We’re changing the crew. We do that on purpose to see whether it makes a difference. We want to just find out which group he gets along better with. “

McLaren and Racing Point don’t drive

McLaren does not drive because it currently has no young drivers in its ranks. In addition, the team spoke out against opening test drives to older drivers.

Racing Point is also against the expansion of the young driver test and announced its non-participation weeks ago. Sebastian Vettel will therefore not be able to take his future Formula 1 team out for the first time early.

Mercedes lets its two regular Formula E drivers, Stoffel Vandoorne and Nyck de Vries, drive the current world championship car. Vandoorne also benefits from the “Alonso” rule because he already 2017 and 2018 Has contested Formula 1 races. Since then, however, he has not been in a Formula 1 car. For de Vries it is the first Formula 1 likelihood.

Buemi makes Formula 1 comeback at Red Bull

At Red Bull, longtime simulator driver Sebastien Buemi gets an opportunity to compare artificial and real Formula 1. Most recently he drove in the World Endurance Championship (WEC) and in Formula E. Formula 2 promoted Jüri Vips from Estonia is in the second car, having earned his Formula 1 super license this year and, like Buemi, already as Red -Bull substitute was nominated.

Besides Alonso, world champion 2005 and 2006, Renault uses a real young driver with Guanyu Zhou. Zhou contested in Formula 2 and finished there Seventh place overall.

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Young drivers at Ferrari, AlphaTauri and Alfa Romeo

Ferrari is betting on two of its own juniors with Robert Schwarzmann from Formula 2 and with simulator driver Antonio Fuoco.

At AlphaTauri, Yuki Tsunoda, 2020 Third in Formula 2, his dress rehearsal in Formula 1. He will probably be presented this week as the successor to Daniil Kwjat. At Take a look at, Marino Sato is a second Japanese driver for AlphaTauri.

Kubica and Ferrari junior Callum Ilott do test drives for Alfa Romeo. For Kubica this is once again the likelihood of checking the correlation between the simulator and the racing car, after having run several tracks in the C 39. Ilott was 2018 second in Formula 2 behind Schumacher, but the future is still uncertain.

At Williams, Jack Aitken got a test opportunity a few days after his replacement for George Russell. This makes him the only young driver to have contested a Formula 1 race this year. Williams junior driver Roy Nissany from Formula 2 drives at his side. He had 2020 already three Friday assignments in Formula 1.

Overview: drivers and teams in the Young Driver Take a look at 2020

Stoffel Vandoorne, Nyck de Vries

Red Bull: Sebastien Buemi, Jüri Vips

McLaren: no participation

Racing Point: no participation

Renault: Fernando Alonso, Guanyu Zhou

Ferrari: Robert Schwarzman, Antonio Fuoco

AlphaTauri: Yuki Tsunoda, Marino Sato

Alfa Romeo: Robert Kubica, Callum Ilott

Haas: Mick Schumacher

Williams: Jack Aitken, Roy Nissany


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