Line up for the Austrian test this week

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With the Austrian GP just gone, all eyes will be upon the final in-season test at the Red Bull Ring this week in Austria and many of the teams have now officially confirmed their line ups over the past two days.

McLaren-Honda have announced that GP2 championship leader Stoffel Vandoorne will get his first taste of the 2015 McLaren when he takes part in the test this week in Austria. The Belgian will drive the MP4-30 on Tuesday, with Fernando Alonso taking over from him on Wednesday.

McLaren have announced this afternoon that they will be running a reduced upgrade programme in the test this week after the crash that Fernando Alonso had in the Austrian GP yesterday.

As was the case at the post-Spanish Grand Prix test, Nico Rosberg and Pascal Wehrlein will drive for Mercedes while Daniel Ricciardo and GP2 driver Pierre Gasly form Red Bull’s line-up.

Ahead of her second free practice appearance of the season at next month’s British Grand Prix, Susie Wolff will be in the Williams on Tuesday with Valtteri Bottas in action on Wednesday.

Pastor Maldonado spent a day in the Lotus at the first in-season test, so Romain Grosjean gets his shot in Austria, with reserve driver Jolyon Palmer getting more time in the car the following day.

Ferrari Academy driver Rafaele Marciello who is also competing in GP2 this year; will be in action for Sauber before handing over to Felipe Nasr.

Alongside his Mercedes duties, Wehrlein will spend a day driving the Force India. Mercedes-affiliated European Formula 3 champion turned GP3 title contender Esteban Ocon will then make his second appearance with the Force India team on Wednesday.

The test also features GP3 racer Antonio Fuoco, who will get his first taste of F1 when he drives for Ferrari on Tuesday. Esteban Gutierrez is in the car the following day for the Ferrari team.

Toro Rosso will be running Max Verstappen on Tuesday and DTM champion Marco Whittman on the final day of the test on Wednesday.

Here’s the official driver line up for the test this weekend in Austria as follows:-

Austrian Test line up

Mercedes
Tuesday: Nico Rosberg; Wednesday: Pascal Wehrlein
Ferrari
Tuesday: Antonio Fuoco; Wednesday: Esteban Gutierrez
Red Bull
Tuesday: Pierre Gasly; Wednesday: Daniel Ricciardo
Williams
Tuesday: Susie Wolff; Wednesday: Valtteri Bottas
McLaren
Tuesday: Stoffel Vandoorne Wednesday: Fernando Alonso
Lotus
Tuesday: Romain Grosjean; Wednesday: Jolyon Palmer
Force India
Tuesday: Pascal Wehrlein; Wednesday: Esteban Ocon
Toro Rosso
Tuesday: Max Verstappen; Wednesday: Marco Wittmann
Sauber
Tuesday: Raffaele Marciello; Wednesday: Felipe Nasr

Manor will not run at the test

 

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