2012 F1 testing
F1 teams have confirmed their driver line-up for the final test ahead of the new season.
The four-day test starts tomorrow at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona.
Ten teams have confirmed they will be present with their 2012 F1 cars, including Lotus, who abandoned their running in last week’s test after discovering a problem with their E20 chassis.
Here is the full list of who will be driving:
|Team||Car||Thursday 1st||Friday 2nd||Saturday 3rd||Sunday 4th|
|Red Bull||RB8||Mark Webber||Sebastian Vettel||Mark Webber||Sebastian Vettel|
|McLaren||MP4-27||Jenson Button||Lewis Hamilton||Jenson Button||Lewis Hamilton|
|Ferrari||F2012||Felipe Massa||Fernando Alonso||Felipe Massa||Fernando Alonso|
|Mercedes||W03||Nico Rosberg||Michael Schumacher||Nico Rosberg||Michael Schumacher|
|Lotus||E20||Romain Grosjean||Romain Grosjean||Kimi Raikkonen||Kimi Raikkonen|
|Force India||VJM05||Paul di Resta||Nico Hulkenberg||Paul di Resta||Nico Hulkenberg|
|Sauber||C31||Sergio Perez||Kamui Kobayashi||Sergio Perez||Kamui Kobayashi|
|Toro Rosso||STR7||Jean-Eric Vergne||Jean-Eric Vergne||Daniel Ricciardo||Daniel Ricciardo|
|Williams||FW34||Pastor Maldonado||Bruno Senna/Pastor Maldonado||Pastor Maldonado/Bruno Senna||Bruno Senna|
|Caterham||CT01||Heikki Kovalainen||Heikki Kovalainen||Vitaly Petrov||Vitaly Petrov|
It remains to be seen whether HRT will be present at the test. The team said yesterday: “We’re working as hard as we can to try and make it to testing in Barcelona this week.”
Red Bull and Ferrari had previously tried to move their test dates to March 2nd-5th. However this was forbidden by the FIA following a rules clarification.
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