Teams confirm Barcelona in-season test driver line-up


Formula 1 teams will remain at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya for the two-day post-Spanish Grand Prix in-season test.

The first of two tests will kick off on Tuesday in Spain, with the second test set to follow next month’s Austrian Grand Prix.

Spanish Grand Prix winner Nico Rosberg will run for Mercedes on the opening day, before handing over to reserve driver Pascal Wehrlein, who last drove the W06 Hybrid at the Barcelona circuit during pre-season.

Wehrlein will also test for Force India on Tuesday, with GP2 racer Nick Yelloly set for his maiden Formula 1 outing with the team on day two.

Raffele Marciello will drive on day one for Ferrari, before fulfilling his role as Sauber reserve driver with the team on Wednesday, taking over from Marcus Ericsson.

Esteban Gutierrez will make his testing debut for Ferrari on day two, after two seasons spent racing for Sauber.

Reigning GP3 champion Alex Lynn will get his maiden outing for Williams on Wednesday, while rival Pierre Gasly will test a Formula 1 car for the first time with Toro Rosso on the opening day before handing over to Carlos Sainz Jr.

Gasly will return for the final day, taking over at the wheel of the Red Bull RB11 from Daniil Kvyat.

Pastor Maldonado and Jolyon Palmer both get a day each at Lotus, with Oliver Turvey splitting testing duties at McLaren with Jenson Button.

The Manor Marussia team confirmed last week that it will skip the test.

Team – Day 1 – Day 2

Mercedes – Nico Rosberg – Pascal Wehrlein

Red Bull – Daniil Kvyat – Pierre Gasly

Williams – Felipe Massa – Alex Lynn

Ferrari – Raffele Marciello – Esteban Gutierrez

McLaren – Oliver Turvey – Jenson Button

Force India – Pascal Wehrlein – Nick Yelloly

Toro Rosso – Pierre Gasly – Carlos Sainz Jr.

Lotus – Pastor Maldonado – Jolyon Palmer

Sauber – Marcus Ericsson – Raffaele Marciello


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