Formula 1’s first pre-season test will kick off with 11 teams at Jerez on Tuesday, with only Marussia not running.
The Spanish circuit has issued a running order for the opening of the winter tests, with nine news cars set to run for the first time.
Mercedes GP is running last year’s car but using its three days of running to evaluate tyres, while HRT is only running Pedro de la Rosa in its 2011 challenger on the first two days.
The full running order is:
Team----------Tuesday-------------Wednesday----Thursday----Friday Sauber Kobayashi Perez Perez Kobayashi Ferrari Massa Massa Alonso Alonso Force India di Resta di Resta Hulkenberg Hulkenberg Caterham TBA TBA TBA TBA McLaren Button Button Hamilton Hamilton Mercedes Rosberg/Schumacher Schumacher Rosberg - Red Bull Webber Webber Vettel Vettel Lotus Raikkonen Raikkonen Grosjean Grosjean Toro Rosso Ricciardo Ricciardo Vergne Vergne Williams Maldonado Maldonado Senna Senna HRT de la Rosa de la Rosa - -
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