Hartley and Wehrlein join four-man Ferrari F1 simulator team | 2019 F1 season

Ferrari has confirmed Brendon Hartley and Pascal Wehrlein will be part of its Formula 1 simulator programme in 2019.

Hartley, 29, joins the team from Toro Rosso, who cut him from their race team line-up at the end of last season. He arrives in the place of Daniil Kvyat, who has returned to Toro Rosso for 2019.

Former Sauber and Manor driver Wehrlein, who was previously part of Mercedes’ junior driver programme, will combine his Ferrari simulator programme with his duties for the Mahindra Formula E team.

Antonio Fuoco, a former Ferrari Driver Academy member who is now a consultant to the programme, will also join the simulator team alongside long-time simulator driver Davide Rigon.

“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. “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 1 of today.”

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