Mick Schumacher and Fernando Alonso are two of the standout names in action for the Bahrain in-season Formula 1 test this week.

The two-day test takes place on April 2-3 at the Sakhir International Circuit, directly after the Bahrain Grand Prix, and is the first of two in-season tests with the next one taking place at Circuit de Catalunya after the Spanish Grand Prix (May 14-15).

As part of F1 rules, all teams must run two days of in-season testing out of the total of four days with young drivers (who have competed in two F1 races or fewer) with many teams splitting its programmes between experienced hands and newcomers.

Mick Schumacher will make his F1 test debut for Ferrari on the opening day before switching over to Alfa Romeo for the concluding day, while two-time F1 world champion Fernando Alonso gets his first experience of a 2019 car with one-and-a-half days of action in McLaren’s Pirelli tyre test car, with Carlos Sainz filling the final half-day.

Pirelli has Toro Rosso and McLaren for tyre tests in Bahrain, with Daniil Kvyat in for both days at the Italian squad while teammate Alexander Albon tests for the official team across the two days.

At Mercedes, Bahrain Grand Prix winner Lewis Hamilton returns to action on the first day before handing over to Williams driver George Russell for day two. Russell still qualifies as a young driver having only contested the maximum of two F1 races.

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At Red Bull, Max Verstappen begins the test before handing over to another debutant Dan Ticktum, a Red Bull junior, with Renault and Haas using the same tactics.

McLaren and Williams are splitting driver duties between their two regular drivers on the first day before Lando Norris and Nicholas Latifi run a full day on Wednesday at their respective teams.

Full Bahrain F1 Test Line-Up:

Mercedes: Lewis Hamilton (Tuesday), George Russell (Wednesday)

Ferrari: Mick Schumacher (Tuesday), Sebastian Vettel (Wednesday)

Red Bull: Max Verstappen (Tuesday), Dan Ticktum (Wednesday)

Renault: Daniel Ricciardo (Tuesday), Jack Aitken (Wednesday)

Haas: Romain Grosjean (Tuesday), Pietro Fittipaldi (Wednesday)

McLaren: Carlos Sainz (Tuesday AM), Lando Norris (Tuesday PM and Wednesday)

Racing Point: Lance Stroll (Tuesday), Sergio Perez (Wednesday)

Alfa Romeo: Callum Ilott (Tuesday), Mick Schumacher (Wednesday)

Toro Rosso: Alexander Albon (Tuesday and Wednesday)

Williams: George Russell (Tuesday AM), Robert Kubica (Tuesday PM), Nicholas Latifi (Wednesday)

McLaren Pirelli tyre test: Fernando Alonso (Tuesday and Wednesday PM), Carlos Sainz (Wednesday AM)

Toro Rosso Pirelli tyre test: Daniil Kvyat (Tuesday and Wednesday)



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