Back to testing we go: The line-up

Back to testing we go: The line-up

30 April 2012 – For the first time since 2008, F1 is running an official in-season test for race drivers this week. The setting is Mugello and the test will run between Tuesday and Thursday, allowing for car updates and tyres to be reviewed ahead of the European season.

The test will mark an early return for the motorhomes
Mugello’s timetable for all days is as follows:
Morning session: 9am – 1pm
Lunch break: 1pm – 2pm
Afternoon session: 2pm – 6pm

Note: All times shown are local (BST +1)


The running order of the Mugello test looks like this:

Red Bull-Renault
Tuesday: Mark Webber
Wednesday morning: Mark Webber
Wednesday afternoon: Sebastian Vettel
Thursday: Sebastian Vettel

McLaren-Mercedes
Tuesday morning: Oliver Turvey
Tuesday afternoon: Gary Paffett
Wednesday: Gary Paffett
Thursday: Oliver Turvey

Ferrari
Tuesday: Fernando Alonso
Wednesday: Felipe Massa
Thursday: Fernando Alonso

Mercedes
Tuesday morning: Nico Rosberg
Tuesday afternoon: Michael Schumacher
Wednesday: Michael Schumacher
Thursday: Nico Rosberg

Lotus-Renault
Tuesday: Jérôme d’Ambrosio
Wednesday: Kimi Räikkönen
Thursday: Romain Grosjean

Force India-Mercedes
Tuesday: Jules Bianchi
Wednesday: Paul di Resta
Thursday: Nico Hülkenberg

Sauber-Ferrari
Tuesday: Kamui Kobayashi
Wednesday: Kamui Kobayashi
Thursday: Sergio Pérez

Toro Rosso-Ferrari
Tuesday: Jean-Éric Vergne
Wednesday morning: Jean-Éric Vergne
Wednesday afternoon: Daniel Ricciardo
Thursday: Daniel Ricciardo

Williams-Renault
Tuesday: Valtteri Bottas
Wednesday: Bruno Senna
Thursday: Pastor Maldonado

Caterham-Renault
Tuesday: Rodolfo González
Wednesday: Vitaly Petrov
Thursday: Heikki Kovalainen

Marussia-Cosworth
Tuesday: Charles Pic
Wednesday morning: Charles Pic
Wednesday afternoon: Timo Glock
Thursday: Timo Glock

Not attending
- HRT-Cosworth
(Elected not to attend as team relocates premises to Madrid)


All of the drama can be followed through the interactive GPUpdate.net Live Test Report, in which you can post questions to our reporters.

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