Formula 1 cars returned to the track this week for a three-day test in Barcelona with several of the 10 teams confirming which drivers will be on the track and when.
The F1 driver formulations for the Barcelona preparation tests have been confirmed.
Formula 1 cars are on the track this week for the first of two tests before the 2022 season. The 10 teams are in the Spanish Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya for a closed-door test. There is no match type coverage or live timing from F1, FIA or Liberty Media.
The three-day trial will include six four-hour sessions. These are designed to give teams and drivers the opportunity to push their new cars and get a first feel.
Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez will spend a day everyone behind the wheel of Red Bull’s new RB18, with the pair then to split time on the track on Friday.
Mercedes, meanwhile, has chosen to keep fans waiting for its plans for Thursday and Friday, only confirming that both George Russell and Lewis Hamilton will share the sessions on Wednesday.
Alfa Romeo is the only team starting the tests with a driver who will not participate in the Grand Prix. The new Alfa car will be driven for the first time by Robert Kubica and then Bottas will enter the track.
F1 tests – 1st day – Group composition (PM / MM)
Red Bull: Max Verstappen
McLaren: Lando Norris
Alpine: Fernando Alonso
AlphaTauri: Yuki Tsunoda
Aston Martin: Vettel/Stroll
Williams: Latifi/ Albon
Alfa Romeo: Kubica / Bottas
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