Pre-season testing is upon us and consequently media schedules are being released. Almost all teams have entirely confirmed who is driving and when during the first session of Barcelona winter testing.
Is is official that Vettel will do the honours on Wednesday, being on driving duties for the whole day. On Thursday the German is going to share the SF1000 with Charles Leclerc, who will have his alone time with the newborn car on Friday. Max Verstappen will be first on the new Red Bull, splitting up his driving time with Albon on Friday.
Renault announced that in all three days of testing both drivers will be on duty, whereas Renault-powered McLaren will have Sainz in the cockpit on the first day. The reborn and rebranded Alpha Tauri will debut with Daniil Kvyat behind the wheel. Racing Point, Alfa Romeo and Williams decided to have two drivers active on the opening day. Oddly enough, Alfa Romeo test driver Robert Kubica will be the first to drive the C39.
First week of testing:
|Mercedes||Bottas (AM)/ Hamilton (PM)|
|Ferrari||Vettel||Leclerc (AM)/Vettel (PM)||Leclerc|
|Red Bull||Verstappen||Albon||Verstappen (AM)/ Albon (PM)|
|McLaren||Sainz||Norris||Norris (AM)/Sainz (PM)|
|Renault||Ocon (AM)/ Ricciardo (PM)||Ricciardo (AM)/Ocon(PM)||Ocon (AM)/Ricciardo (PM)|
|Alpha Tauri||Kvyat||Gasly|| Kvyat (AM)/ Gasly (PM)
|Racing Point||Perez (AM)/ Stroll (PM)
|Haas||Magnussen||Grosjean||Grosjean (AM)/Magnussen (PM)|
|Williams||Russell (AM)/Latifi (PM)||Russell||Latifi|
Second week of testing:
|Team/Days||February 26th||February 27th
|Ferrari||Vettel (AM) / Leclerc (PM)||Vettel||Leclerc|
|Red Bull||Albon (AM)/ Verstappen (PM)||Verstappen (AM)/ Albon (PM)||Albon (AM)/ Verstappen (PM)|
|McLaren||Sainz (AM)/Norris (PM)||Norris||Sainz|
|Renault||Ricciardo (AM)/ Ocon (PM)||Ocon (AM)/Ricciardo (PM)||Ricciardo (AM)/ Ocon (PM)|
|Alpha Tauri||Gasly (AM)/ Kvyat (PM)||Gasly||Kvyat|
|Racing Point||Stroll (AM)/ Perez (PM)||Stroll||Perez|
|Alfa Romeo||Kubica (AM)/Raikkonen (PM)||Giovinazzi||Raikkonen|
|Haas||Grosjean||Magnussen||Grosjean (AM)/ Magnussen (PM)|
|Williams||Latifi (AM) /Russell (PM)||Latifi||Russell|