British driver Callum Ilott will be handed his maiden Formula One outing at next week’s test in Barcelona.
The 20-year-old from Cambridge, who is a member of the Ferrari academy, will drive for Alfa Romeo on Tuesday.
He follows in the footsteps of Mick Schumacher – also a member of Ferrari’s young driver programme – who tested for Ferrari and Alfa Romeo in Bahrain earlier this year.
Ilott is currently competing in Formula Two, F1’s feeder championship. He joined the Ferrari stable as a junior driver in 2017.
Last year, Ilott finished third in GP3 – a series previously won by Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc and British novice George Russell – before taking the step up to F2 this season.