Susie Wolff, Williams FW33, Silverstone, 2012

Seven reserve drivers to run in test

2014 F1 seasonPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Susie Wolff, Williams FW33, Silverstone, 2012Seven reserve drivers will get a chance to run during the second in-season test of 2014 which begins at the Circuit de Catalunya tomorrow.

The first day of the test will see former Caterham team mates Charles Pic and Giedo van der Garde in action for Lotus and Sauber respectively, while Sebastian Buemi will be driving Red Bull’s RB10.

On Wednesday Susie Wolff will drive for Williams as she prepares for her first appearance at a race weekend practice session at the British Grand Prix.

She will be joined by fellow junior drivers Stoffel Vandoorne (McLaren), Daniel Juncadella (Force India) and Robin Frijns (Caterham).

Four of the teams will give over a single of their days’ running to conducting tyre tests for Pirelli. They will be Sauber and Toro Rosso on Tuesday, and McLaren and Force India on Wednesday.

Mercedes have also confirmed they will test a modified exhaust designed to enhance the noise produced by the quieter 2014 engines.

Ferrari are yet to confirm their driver line-up for the Spanish test. Here are the confirmed drivers so far:

Team Tuesday 13th Wednesday 14th
Red Bull Sebastien Buemi Sebastian Vettel
Mercedes Lewis Hamilton Nico Rosberg
Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen Kimi Raikkonen
Lotus Charles Pic Pastor Maldonado
McLaren Jenson Button Stoffel Vandoorne
Force India Nico Hulkenberg Daniel Juncadella
Sauber Giedo van der Garde Esteban Gutierrez
Toro Rosso Jean-Eric Vergne Daniil Kvyat
Williams Felipe Massa Susie Wolff
Marussia Max Chilton Jules Bianchi
Caterham Kamui Kobayashi Robin Frijns

Update: Ferrari have now confirmed Raikkonen will be driving. The table has been updated accordingly.

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