Despite winning the most recent grand prix in Bahrain, there will be no resting on laurels for the Red Bull
Racing team as it approaches this week's Mugello test.
While likely title rival McLaren
has already confirmed that it will be running neither of its regular race pilots, the Milton Keynes team has aped Mercedes in deciding that it can only gain from keeping its 'big two' in harness for another three days as it prepares for the opening European races of the season.
Where Mercedes will put both Nico Rosberg
and Michael Schumacher in the car on day one, RBR will give each of its drivers one-and-a-half days straight, with Mark Webber
kicking off on Tuesday and carrying on on Wednesday morning, before Bahrain winetes the remaining running.
McLaren, meanwhile, has given both Lewis Hamilton
and Jenson Button
time off after four 'flyaway' races, prefering to field test drivers Gary Paffett
and Oliver Turvey. Ferrari
has opted for the same route as Mercedes and Red Bull, meanwhile, with both Fernando Alonso
and Felipe Massa
sharing the workload in the F2012.