Cheever Jr. to drive Ferrari F1 car on Friday
6 November 2012 – Eddie Cheever, son of the ex F1 driver and his namesake, will be testing a 2010 Ferrari F1 car on Friday. As is also the case for Riccardo Agostini, the outing comes as a prize for finishing first and second in this year’s Italian Formula 3 Championship. Also on-track at Vallelunga will be Formula 3 Euro Series title winner Daniel Juncadella.
The car will be that with which Fernando Alonso narrowly missed out on the world title, when Sebastian Vettel clinched his maiden title in a tense Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Prior to the Ferrari outing, both Agostini and Cheever have tested GP2 cars in Barcelona.
Cheever Sr. competed in Formula 1 between 1978 and 1989. Raised in Italy, he picked up a pair of second place finishes for Ligier and Renault in 1982 and 1983, respectively.