Driver line-up for Jerez test confirmed

2013 F1 testing

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Jerez, 2013The driver line-up for the first day of testing at Jerez has been confirmed.

Lewis Hamilton and Sergio Perez will have their first runs for their new teams on Wednesday.

Force India, who are yet to confirm their 2013 driver pairing, will run James Rossiter and Jules Bianchi alongside Paul di Resta.

Marussia will confirm tomorrow who will test their MR02 on the second two days after Max Chilton.

Fernando Alonso will not appear at the test and will make his debut in the second test at the Circuit de Catalunya.

Team Car 5th 6th 7th 8th
Red Bull RB9 Mark Webber Mark Webber Sebastian Vettel Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari F138 Felipe Massa Felipe Massa Felipe Massa Pedro de la Rosa
McLaren MP4-28 Jenson Button Sergio Perez Jenson Button Sergi Perez
Lotus E21 Romain Grosjean Romain Grosjean Kimi Raikkonen Kimi Raikkonen
Mercedes W04 Nico Rosberg Lewis Hamilton Nico Rosberg Lewis Hamilton
Sauber C32 Nico Hulkenberg Nico Hulkenberg Esteban Gutierrez Esteban Gutierrez
Force India VJM06 Paul di Resta Paul di Resta / James Rossiter James Rossiter / Paul di Resta Jules Bianchi
Williams FW34 Pastor Maldonado Pastor Maldonado Valtteri Bottas Valtteri Bottas
Toro Rosso STR8 Daniel Ricciardo Daniel Ricciardo Jean-Eric Vergne Jean-Eric Vergne
Caterham CT03 Giedo van der Garde Giedo van der Garde Charles Pic Charles Pic
Marussia MR02 Max Chilton Max Chilton TBC TBC

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10 comments on Driver line-up for Jerez test confirmed

  1. foleyger (@foleyger) said on 4th February 2013, 18:00

    surely Razia will get Thursday and Friday. Looks like Bianchi has a big day on Friday to impress

  2. JamieFranklinF1 (@jamiefranklinf1) said on 4th February 2013, 18:06

    I had forgotten that testing starts on the 5th! This has made me more happy than words can express!

  3. D Winn (@d-winn) said on 4th February 2013, 19:31

    ‘Lewis Hamilton and Sergio Perez will have their first runs for their new teams on Tuesday’
    Shouldn’t that be Wednesday (6th) Keith ?

  4. SPIDERman (@spiderman) said on 4th February 2013, 23:13

    can someone post lnks here on how to get the tests other than autosport ?

    • bag0 (@bag0) said on 5th February 2013, 0:42

      @spiderman
      Im not sure what you mean by that, for this test there will be a live text-commentary on sky’s f1 website. Last year there was the f1test.co.cc but Im not sure about this year. About the results, I sure most of the f1 related sites will post them after the seissions.

    • Ady (@ady) said on 5th February 2013, 9:42

      FOM don’t have cameras at the circuit, so it won’t be televised officially. Instead it will mostly be individual TV networks interviews, vox pops and analysis. Sky will be doing a half hour show (including ads, so really only about 20 mins) at the end of each day which will mainly consist of Ted’s notebook.

  5. Maksutov (@maksutov) said on 5th February 2013, 13:14

    The W04 looks cheap and undeveloped. Something like the back-marker teams would design.

  6. Red Bulls car RB9 is a wonderfull car !

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