Who are 2014's test and reserve drivers?

Who are 2014's test and reserve drivers?

For each of Formula 1's 11 teams, two drivers are hired to do battle on Sundays throughout the year. But there are also a number of test and reserve drivers waiting in the wings. Some will spend the season on the periphery, while others will participate in free practice sessions and test days and could even make stand-in appearances. So who are these drivers and what will they be doing? GPUpdate.net reveals all... Read more…

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  1. Thursday 13 March 2014

  2. Who are 2014's test and reserve drivers? 14:00

    Who are 2014's test and reserve drivers?

    For each of Formula 1's 11 teams, two drivers are hired to do battle on Sundays throughout the year. But there are also a number of test and reserve drivers...

    F1
  3. Wednesday 19 February 2014

  4. 01:00

    Video of the Day: F1 returns to South Africa

    F1
  5. Sunday 16 February 2014

  6. Gené completes Formula 1 demo in Soweto 14:01

    Gené completes Formula 1 demo in Soweto

    Ferrari test driver Marc Gené showcased the team's demonstration car in South Africa this weekend. The Spaniard drove the F60, used by Kimi Räikkönen and...

    F1
  7. Wednesday 12 February 2014

  8. Gené to demo Ferrari F1 car in South Africa 08:51

    Gené to demo Ferrari F1 car in South Africa

    Marc Gené will showcase a modern Ferrari Formula 1 car in South Africa later this week. Taking place on Friday and Saturday, the event is being staged in...

    F1
  9. Tuesday 4 February 2014

  10. Ferrari retains trio of test drivers for 2014 16:10

    Ferrari retains trio of test drivers for 2014

    Ferrari has retained Davide Rigon, Marc Gené and Pedro de la Rosa as its test and development drivers. Rigon, who took part in last year's Young Driver...

    F1
  11. Thursday 5 December 2013

  12. Gené: I'd bet on Ferrari for next season 07:30

    Gené: I'd bet on Ferrari for next season

    Ferrari test driver Marc Gené has said he is confident the Scuderia will be able to mount more of a challenge next season and give Red Bull a run for its...

    F1
  13. Monday 16 September 2013

  14. 16:09

    Video: Gené drives F1 car at Rudskogen

    F1
  15. 14:09

    F1 photos: Gené gives demo in Norway

    F1
  16. Friday 13 September 2013

  17. Ferrari to showcase F1 car in Norway 11:50

    Ferrari to showcase F1 car in Norway

    Long-time Ferrari test driver Marc Gené will pilot the team's Formula 1 demo car as part of the various activities at the Rudskogen Motorfestival in Norway...

    F1
  18. Tuesday 23 July 2013

  19. 13:20

    Video: Lap of Red Bull Ring in a Ferrari F60

    F1
  20. Thursday 7 March 2013

  21. De la Rosa joins Spanish television coverage 15:35

    De la Rosa joins Spanish television coverage

    Ferrari development driver Pedro de la Rosa has joined Spanish broadcaster Antena 3's television coverage for the 2013 Formula 1 campaign. The 42-year-old,...

    F1
  22. Thursday 10 January 2013

  23. Gené extends Ferrari test driver deal 15:26

    Gené extends Ferrari test driver deal

    Marc Gené has renewed his test driver contract with Ferrari for the 2013 season. The Spaniard, a member of the famous marque since 2004, will also continue...

    F1
  24. Thursday 28 June 2012

  25. Gené aero tests Ferrari in Spain 08:46

    Gené aero tests Ferrari in Spain

    Three days after Fernando Alonso’s victory in Valencia, a Ferrari Formula 1 car was back in action in Spain as Marc Gené tested various aerodynamic parts at...

    F1
  26. Thursday 1 March 2012

  27. Gené: Q3 format must be changed 09:10

    Gené: Q3 format must be changed

    Marc Gené has called for a qualifying regulation change in F1, believing the current Q3 format unfairly deprives fans of on-track action. On numerous...

    F1
  28. Monday 23 January 2012

  29. 15:43

    F1 photos: Gené demos Ferrari in Qatar

    F1
  30. 15:43

    F1 video: Gené reaches 300km/h in Qatar demo

    F1
  31. Gené attracts 20,000 spectators in Qatar 15:42

    Gené attracts 20,000 spectators in Qatar

    The weekend’s demonstration of a 2008 Ferrari Formula 1 car managed to attract some 20,000 spectators in Qatar. The Italian team was present with reserve d...

    F1
  32. Tuesday 23 August 2011

  33. 00:00

    Video: Gené damages Ferrari in demonstration

    F1
  34. Thursday 19 May 2011

  35. 23:59

    F1 photos: Opening of Ferrari Store Barcelona

    F1
  36. Thursday 16 December 2010

  37. 09:19

    F1 photos: Ferrari drivers play Santa in Maranello

    F1
  38. Wednesday 19 May 2010

  39. Di Montezemolo drives Ferrari simulator 13:03

    Di Montezemolo drives Ferrari simulator

    The Ferrari team invited a special guest to its simulator on Tuesday as company Chairman Luca di Montezemolo drove several laps of Barcelona's Circuit de...

    F1
  40. Thursday 28 January 2010

  41. Badoer and Gené to stay at Ferrari 16:34

    Badoer and Gené to stay at Ferrari

    Luca Badoer and Marc Gene will be retained by Ferrari as test and reserve drivers this year, company Chairman Luca di Montezemolo said on Thursday. The...

    F1
  42. Tuesday 29 December 2009

  43. Gené: Ferrari's third car was for Schumacher 09:43

    Gené: Ferrari's third car was for Schumacher

    Michael Schumacher would have returned to Formula 1 full-time with Ferrari next year, had the three-car-per-team rule been accepted by governing body the...

    F1
  44. Thursday 12 November 2009

  45. 11:40

    Photos: Ferrari Parade in Valencia

    F1
  46. Saturday 26 September 2009

  47. Campos: De la Rosa or Gené to race with us 06:00

    Campos: De la Rosa or Gené to race with us

    The new-for-2010 Campos team has said that no drivers will be named until after the end of the current season. With late November pinpointed as a very...

    F1
  48. Thursday 10 September 2009

  49. Badoer and Gené likely to stay at Ferrari 05:00

    Badoer and Gené likely to stay at Ferrari

    Stefano Domenicali has revealed that current Ferrari test drivers Luca Badoer and Marc Gené are most likely to be retained by the Italian team ahead of the...

    F1
  50. Friday 4 September 2009

  51. Gené preparing for Brno demo run 12:45

    Gené preparing for Brno demo run

    Ferrari reserve driver Marc Gené will be driving last year's F2008 at the Czech Brno circuit this weekend. The Spaniard, fellow tester of Luca Badoer, will...

    F1
  52. Monday 24 August 2009

  53. 'Difficult' for Gené not to drive 14:00

    'Difficult' for Gené not to drive

    Mark Gené admits that not being chosen as replacement driver for Felipe Massa was a tough reality to cope with at the weekend. The Spaniard, one of two test...

    F1
  54. Sunday 14 June 2009

  55. Peugeot triumphs at Le Mans 21:09

    Peugeot triumphs at Le Mans

    Former Formula 1 drivers Alexander Wurz, Marc Gene and David Brabham won the prestigous 24 Hours of Le Mans on Sunday. The Peugeot drivers finished ahead of...

    LM
  56. Wednesday 1 October 2008

  57. Ferrari keeps both test drivers for 2009 12:08

    Ferrari keeps both test drivers for 2009

    Ferrari will retain both test drivers for 2009, despite the current limitations on the amount of testing teams can do.  A team spokesman confirmed to...

    F1
  58. Tuesday 19 June 2007

  59. Marc Gene linked with Toro Rosso 12:00

    Marc Gene linked with Toro Rosso

    Ferrari test driver Marc Gene has been linked with a seat at the Scuderia Toro Rosso team, currently using Ferrari engines in the F1 championship. According...

    F1
  60. Thursday 4 January 2007

  61. Gene to race with Peugeot in 24 hours 11:33

    Gene to race with Peugeot in 24 hours

    Ferrari test driver Marc Gene has been invited by Peugeot to join the car manufacterer in the 24 hours of Le Mans this year. The Spaniard's team has yet to...

    F1
  62. Friday 10 November 2006

  63. Gene extends contract at Ferrari 17:04

    Gene extends contract at Ferrari

    Marc Gene has signed a new contract with Ferrari. The Spaniard extended his contract for another year F1Racing.net can exclusively reveal. It will be Gené's...

    F1
  64. Wednesday 12 April 2006

  65. Gene has high expectations for Imola 18:08

    Gene has high expectations for Imola

    Ferrari's test driver Marc Gene is testing this week at Circuit de Catalunya. The Spaniard believes the Italian team can win at Imola next week with their...

    F1
  66. Tuesday 11 April 2006

  67. Barcelona day 1: Gené sets pace 19:14

    Barcelona day 1: Gené sets pace

    Ferrari test driver Marc Gené set the pace on the opening day of testing this week as Ferrari, Williams, Red Bull and Scuderia Toro Rosso took to the...

    F1
  68. Tuesday 24 January 2006

  69. 17:51

    Barcelona Day 2: Gene fastest

    On Tuesday Ferrari's test driver Marc Gene set the fastest time on the clocks. The Spaniard was testing at Circuit de Catalunya with the Ferrari F2004,...

    F1
  70. Thursday 12 January 2006

  71. 09:55

    Gené: Michael is a motivator

    In 2006 Marc Gené will have his second year as test driver at Scuderia Ferrari. The Spaniard left Williams at the end of 2004 joining 'The Reds'...

    F1
  72. Thursday 15 December 2005

  73. 07:00

    Gene optimistic about 2006

    Ferrari was Bridgestone's only top team in 2005. Now the Japanese tyre manufacturer will be providing more strong competitors, like Toyota and Williams....

    F1
  74. Sunday 11 December 2005

  75. 20:39

    Jerez Day 5: Gené fastest in wet test

    Ferrari test driver Marc Gené set the pace on the fifth and final day of testing this week at Jerez in southern Spain. Today Bridgestone ran a wet tyre test...

    F1
  76. Friday 2 December 2005

  77. 12:30

    Ferrari in 'fine form' - Gene

    Ferrari will be back in 'fine form' next year, the Maranello team's Spanish test driver says. Marc Gene, who this week tested the new V8 engine at Mugello...

    F1
  78. Friday 4 November 2005

  79. 11:15

    Badoer and Gene stay at Ferrari

    Luca Badoer and Marc Gene will continue to be Ferrari's official test lineup in 2006, the Maranello team has announced. Gene, the newly-married Spaniard,...

    F1
  80. Wednesday 28 September 2005

  81. 21:20

    Gené paves way for Schumi

    Wednesday was the second day of testing this week for Ferrari, working at the Le Castellet "Paul Ricard" circuit, in the South of France. Marc Genè was...

    F1
  82. Tuesday 27 September 2005

  83. 22:35

    Ferrari start test at Paul Ricard

    Tuesday was the first day of testing this week for Ferrari, working at the Le Castellet "Paul Ricard" circuit, in the South of France. Marc Gene was on...

    F1
  84. Wednesday 14 September 2005

  85. 22:35

    Gené continues Jerez test

    Wednesday was the second day of testing this week for Ferrari, working again today at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit. It was a sunny day with air...

    F1
  86. Friday 12 August 2005

  87. 06:00

    Gené surprised by Ferrari V8

    Marc Gené was tasked with giving Ferrari's new V8 engine its first outing on Tuesday and continued to test the 2006 power plant on Wednesday. Next year's...

    F1
  88. Thursday 11 August 2005

  89. 19:04

    All aboard as Ferrari finishes shakedown

    Today at a wet but warm Fiorano circuit, Marc Gene carried out the shakedown of the cars that Ferrari will use in the Turkish Grand Prix, scheduled to take...

    F1
  90. 11:26

    Gene wraps up V8 debut

    Marc Gene wrapped up a 'very interesting' debut of Ferrari's 2006 V8 engine at Fiorano on Wednesday afternoon. The Spanish test driver, at the wheel of a...

    F1
  91. Wednesday 10 August 2005

  92. 22:37

    Ferrari continues testing V8 engine

    Wednesday was the second and final day of testing of the new V8 engine this week for Ferrari. The team continued working at Fiorano with test driver Marc...

    F1
  93. Friday 3 June 2005

  94. 21:56

    Gené fastest on final day at Monza

    Marc Gené set the pace on the final day of testing this week at Monza. The Spaniard was working on tyre testing and finished 0.4s ahead of BAR Honda tester...

    F1
  95. Thursday 2 June 2005

  96. 21:01

    Gené outpaces Massa at Monza

    Ferrari test driver Marc Gené outpaced Sauber Petronas driver Felipe Massa by half a second on the second day of testing this week at Monza, Italy. Gené and...

    F1
  97. Wednesday 4 May 2005

  98. 11:00

    Gene's heart is (Ferrari) red

    Today, F1 is nearly as popular as football in Spain, Ferrari test driver Marc Gene marvelled. But the Spaniard, who switched this year from Williams, said...

    F1
  99. Thursday 21 April 2005

  100. 06:00

    Gene and Badoer finish testing for Ferrari

    Wednesday was the third and final day of testing this week for Ferrari, working again at the Monza circuit. At the wheel of an F2004 M, Marc Gene carried...

    F1
  101. Friday 8 April 2005

  102. 12:30

    Ferrari on right track - Gené

    Bridgestone and Ferrari are on the right track to recovery. That's the sanguine claim of test driver Marc Gene, who - although not at the top of the test...

    F1
  103. Tuesday 8 March 2005

  104. 17:48

    Jerez Day 1: Ferrari test alone

    Ferrari kicked off the first test session since the 2005 season kicked off with Marc Gené in action at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit in southern Spain....

    F1
  105. Thursday 13 January 2005

  106. 18:32

    Ferrari back on track after repairs

    Thursday was the second day of testing at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit for Ferrari, the team having repaired their car following Marc Gené's crash on...

    F1
  107. Wednesday 12 January 2005

  108. 18:31

    Gené crash cuts Ferrari test short

    Wednesday was the third day of testing this week  for Ferrari - the first at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit. Marc Gene took to the track this morning,...

    F1
  109. Tuesday 7 December 2004

  110. 19:04

    Ferrari continue testing at Jerez

    Tuesday was the first day of testing this week for the Ferrari F1 team at Jerez de la Frontera. As last week, once again Badoer and Gene were in action at...

    F1
  111. Friday 3 December 2004

  112. 06:00

    Gené can't guess Williams seat

    Marc Gené thinks the battle for the last Williams seat will be very close. Both Antonio Pizzonia and Nick Heidfeld are in the race and testing for the team,...

    F1
  113. Monday 29 November 2004

  114. 06:15

    Gené: Sudden I'm a good driver again!

    For some people it came as a surprise that Marc Gené is no longer a Williams test driver but is now wearing the colours of rival Ferrari. Gené is not pl...

    F1
  115. Thursday 25 November 2004

  116. 10:24

    Williams did me a favour says new Ferrari tester

    Ferrari is the best motor racing team 'in the world.' That's the observation of Marc Gene, the Spanish test driver who switched from Williams to the...

    F1