Romain Grosjean, Lotus, Barcelona, 2012

Driver line-up confirmed for final pre-season test

2012 F1 testingPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Romain Grosjean, Lotus, Barcelona, 2012
Lotus will resume testing after pulling out last week

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

Marussia will not be at the test having failed to pass one of the FIA’s crash tests with their new MR01 chassis.

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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