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Who is testing when at the final Bahrain test?

Teams have started to confirm their driver line-ups for the final pre-season test of 2014 this week ahead of the first race in Australia
The final pre-season test of 2014 gets underway in Bahrain this week, just four days after the previous spell of testing. When running finishes on Sunday it will be less than two weeks until lights out in Melbourne, highlighting just how crucial this test will be.

While the Mercedes-powered teams appear to be sitting pretty compared to their rivals, the Renault power unit is still proving temperamental and leaving the likes of Red Bull, Lotus, Toro Rosso and Caterham with concerns ahead of the new season.

After very limited running in either of the first two tests, 2013 champion Sebastian Vettel will now run on the final two days of testing in the hope of getting some decent mileage. Force India is another team to split the test in half, with Sergio Perez running on the first two days before handing over to Nico Hulkenberg. Lotus also follow suit, with Pastor Maldonado in action before having over to Romain Grosjean.

However, McLaren, Mercedes, Caterham and Marussia have opted to mix up their driver schedules. Kevin Magnussen will open for the McLaren and then alternate with Jenson Button, with Nico Rosberg will go out first in the Mercedes and then alternate with Lewis Hamilton.

At Caterham, Kamui Kobayashi will drive firs and alternate with Marcus Ericsson, while Max Chilton will drive on the first and last days for Marussia with Jules Bianchi in the MR03 on the middle two.

This page will be updated as more line-ups are announced.

Bahrain test line-up – 27 February-2 March:

Red Bull
Daniel Ricciardo (27-28 February)
Sebastian Vettel (1-2 March)

Mercedes
Nico Rosberg (27 February & 1 March)
Lewis Hamilton (28 February & 2 March)

Ferrari
Kimi Raikkonen (27 February & 1 March)
Fernando Alonso (28 February & 2 March)

Lotus
Pastor Maldonado (27-28 February)
Romain Grosjean (1-2 March)

McLaren
Kevin Magnussen (27 February & 1 March)
Jenson Button (28 February & 2 March)

Force India
Sergio Perez (27-28 February)
Nico Hulkenberg (1-2 March)

Sauber
Adrian Sutil (27 February & 1 March)
Esteban Gutierrez (28 February & 2 March)

Toro Rosso
Daniil Kvyat (27 February & 1 March)
Jean-Eric Vergne (28 February & 2 March)

Williams
Valtteri Bottas (27 February & 2 March)
Felipe Massa (28 February-1 March)

Marussia
Max Chilton (27 February & 2 March)
Jules Bianchi (28 February-1 March)

Caterham
Kamui Kobayashi (27 February & 1 March)
Marcus Ericsson (28 February & 2 March)



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Firestorm

February 26, 2014 7:42 PM

Renault messed up things regarding new PU but one can't forget that they are trying very hard in order to resolve their shortcomings. Considering that the cars are quite at their early stages and the fact that F1 will have a few days of in-season testing, we will see a frenetic develpoment work by all the teams, so the champion won't be "crowned" in Melbourne. Actually it hasn't been the case in the last few years, so I guess the trend will continue. I hope that the field will be closer tomorrow. I don't won't to watch two distincts championships in one: The Mercedes powered teams + Ferrari on one side and the rest of the field on the other side.

107SS2009

February 27, 2014 5:11 AM

The attention of those that happen to be reading us here on this page is drawn to the following. The Autosports forum write-up is claimed to be by an insider, he can be a Renault insider as well as one of the team’s insider also an Autosports insider trying to spin all that staff on the forum instead of on the main headlines. That write-up was by the 2nd insider, the first insider didn’t last that week’s test, as his supposedly fixes didn’t work, now let’s see what happens with this number 2 insider fixes, in a matter of hours we will see how good this last insider is, if they cannot manage to make a decent race simulation that it is game over for Renault teams, FERRARI and Mercedes in no way are going to let the FIA to concede an extension of development too Renault if they aren’t allowed to do the samAs I always advise my fellow poster on here the write-ups we read and depend on to make our mind-up should first be sieved carefully through fine mesh..



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