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Jerez test line-up published

A full rundown of who will drive when during next weeks four-day test at Jerez in Spain

The countdown to F1 2012 begins proper next week, with the first pre-season test at Jerez getting under way on Tuesday, February 7.

All the teams, except Marussia (formerly Virgin) will be at the Spanish circuit, with nine - including Red Bull, McLaren and Ferrari - planning a four-day programme. HRT, however, will only be in action on the opening two days, while Mercedes, who will use their old car, will skip the final day.

The full planned line-up is as follows:

Red Bull

Mark Webber - February 7th-8th
Sebastian Vettel - February 9th-10th


Jenson Button - February 7th-8th
Lewis Hamilton - February 9th-10th


Felipe Massa – February 7th-8th
Fernando Alonso – February 9th-10th


Nico Rosberg – February 7th (am), 9th
Michael Schumacher – February 7th (pm), 8th
Won't run on February 10th


Kimi Raikkonen - February 7th-8th
Romain Grosjean - February 9th-10th

Force India

Paul di Resta - February 7th-8th
Nico Hulkenberg - February 9th-10th


Kamui Kobayashi – February 7th and 10th
Sergio Perez - February 8th-9th

Toro Rosso

Daniel Ricciardo - February 7th-8th
Jean-Eric Vergne - February 9th-10th


Pastor Maldonado - February 7th-8th
Bruno Senna - February 9th-10th

Caterham F1

TBA - February 7th-10th


Pedro de la Rosa - February 7th-8th
Won't run February 9th-10th


Won't run at all

Test line-up subject to change

Related Pictures

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12.02.2011- Fernando Alonso (ESP), Scuderia Ferrari, F-150 Italia
12.02.2011- Sebastian Vettel (GER), Red Bull Racing, RB7
12.02.2011- Sebastian Vettel (GER), Red Bull Racing, RB7
13.02.2011- Fernando Alonso (ESP), Scuderia Ferrari, F-150 Italia
13.02.2011- Sebastian Vettel (GER), Red Bull Racing, RB7

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February 05, 2012 3:59 PM

@107SS2009 I agree, in fact in all teams the drivers running second look like a role call of the best drivers in each team and only Lotus bucks the trend by sending out Kimi first. This must be to ease him back into F1 and put little pressure on him to start, with the expectaton of greater rewards later. This will be an extremely competitive season between teams and teammates. @Artov I do not agree drivers running second are the more favoured.


February 05, 2012 3:23 PM

@neil: The teams don't test their drivers on the same day for several reasons. At this stage of a new season the teams deliberately have prepared only one car because the first test or two is important to sort out the aerodynamics which impacts the final bodywork design. Especially this season if the teams with the stepped nose find this is the wrong direction or significant profile changes are required, it would not make sense to have already built multiple examples of a design that does not work. Also drivers are all different heights and have varying arm and leg lengths. With only one car it would be too time consuming to change the cockpit configuration, seat, pedal position, etc. to facilitate a driver swap. Individual drivers also like different chassis settings in terms of stiffness and other handling characteristics which would also be time consuming to change during each test day.:.

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