Ferrari will hand Formula 1 test debuts to Italian Formula 3 champion Riccardo Agostini and runner-up Eddie Cheever at Vallelunga on Friday.
The pair, locked in contention for the title until the final race of the season, will be joined by European Formula 3 champion Daniel Juncadella. The trio will take control of the Ferrari F10 in which Fernando Alonso finished runner-up in the 2010 F1 World Championship.
The 19-year-old Cheever's test comes 35 years after his father, also 19 at the time, first tested for the Scuderia back in 1977. While it was Gilles Villeneuve who ultimately claimed a full-time Ferrari seat, Cheever went on to make his debut in the Theodore TR1 at Argentina in 1978, the first of the 143 grands prix he entered before moving on to Indy car racing. Cheever went on to win the Indianapolis 500 as an owner-driver in 1998.
"Being in a Ferrari 35 years after my dad is an unforgettable emotion, let's hope to go as fast as he did back then," the junior Cheever said. "This is a dream come true, and I hope that everything will go in the best possible way."
Agostini, who claimed five wins and 15 podiums en route to this year's Italian F3 crown, added: "I am happy on running such an important test and I am preparing this event in the best possible way to get the most out of this occasion, not only as a fantastic prize but also to shine in a car that is the dream of every driver."