Robert Shwarztman will join Callum Ilott at the Young Driver Test in Abu Dhabi, with Ferrari announcing that the PREMA racer will enjoy a run in their 2020 car.

Shwartzman – who will share test duties with former Formula 2 driver Antonio Fuoco – was at the Scuderia factory for a seat fitting on Friday morning.

The Russian driver has been handed the opportunity as a reward for a successful rookie season in Formula 2, where he currently sits in fifth place with three wins. Shwarztman’s title rival, Ilott, was announced in the seat at Alfa Romeo for the test at Abu Dhabi earlier today.

“It’s exciting to know that I will be driving the SF1000 in Abu Dhabi immediately after the end of the Formula 1 season,” said Shwartzman. “I was able to try the SF71H at Fiorano at the end of September and it was incredible, even though that car is almost three years old now.

“I can’t wait to jump into the 2020 car and get out on track alongside so many of the drivers I’ve been racing against in Formula 2. I plan to enjoy every single minute of this great experience.”