Robert Mikhailovich Shwartzman, the 23-year-old Russian who is currently serving as a development driver for Scuderia Ferrari F1 team, said in an interview over the weekend that the 2021 F2 runner-up remains highly optimistic over his chance in F1 in a near-future.
Aside from that, he also added that the member of the Ferrari Driver Academy, has performed well and is prepared to show his talent in Formula 1 arena adding “I didn’t lose my skill”.
Ferrari F1 development driver Mikhailovich optimistic of F1 career in a near-term
Mikhailovich began racing at an early-age with his parents backing him, however, the 23-year-old hailing from Saint Petersburg, had unfortunately lost his father back in the April of 2020 in the pandemic.
Nonetheless, despite the shortcomings, the Ferrari Academy talent had proved his worth during the F1’s core breeder, F2, in 2020 and 2021, while he had finished at fourth and second respectively as beforementioned.
Meanwhile, speaking with a press agency over the weekend, expressing a through and through optimism regarding his chances of having a F1 spot in a near-future, the Mikhailovich said, “hope it did something, the test and the results I got," the young driver stated.
"I hope it’s at least shown to people in motorsport that I’m still there, I didn’t lose my skills. The work I did with Ferrari — even if it was on the sim — it still helped me and made me mature and also prepared me for actual driving”.
On top of that, contemplating the 23-year-old’s achievement in motorsports thus far, several F1 analysts were quoted as saying that the Ferrari F1 development driver might soon be able to prove his worth.
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