DTM Champion and Mercedes F1 test driver Pascal Wehrlein is set to get his first run in a GP2 Series car this week as one of several newcomers set to be trialled in Abu Dhabi.

The German, who clinched the 2015 DTM crown - Mercedes' first since Paul di Resta in 2010 - is lined up to test with multiple European F3 champions Prema Racing, which will be making its own GP2 debut having been granted an entry for 2016.

Though Wehrlein has previously ruled out a move into GP2 following his DTM success and is currently still considered in line for a Manor F1 drive, the test is seen as an indication that Mercedes could well attempt to further his single-seater knowledge next year the latter option falls through.

With the youngster driving in Abu Dhabi on the first day, other notable new names include GP3 front runners Luca Ghiotto and Jimmy Eriksson testing with Trident and European F3 champion Felix Rosenqvist driving with Status.

Meanwhile, Pierre Gasly will test alongside Wehrlein at DAMS, while Gustav Malja trials with Arden, Sergey Sirotkin drives with Racing Engineering, Oliver Rowland drives with ART and Tio Ellinas drives for Russian Time

Day 1 GP2 test line-up

01. Nicholas Latifi
02. Alex Lynn

03. Dean Stoneman
04. Richie Stanaway

ART Grand Prix
05. Oliver Rowland
06. Nobuharu Matsushita

Racing Engineering
07. Jordan King
08. Sergey Sirotkin

09. Tio Ellinas
10. Artem Markelov

11. Luca Ghiotto
12. Jimmy Eriksson

Campos Racing
14. Sean Gelael
15. Konstantin Tereschenko

MP Motorsport
16. Richard Gonda
17. Nick Yelloly

18. Alex Fontana
19. Andr? Negrao

Arden International
20. Gustav Malja
21. Norman Nato

Status Grand Prix
22. Philo Armand
23. Felix Rosenqvist

PREMA Racing
26. Pierre Gasly
27. Pascal Wehrlein


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