The new cars have all been revealed, and now Formula 1 finally returns to action at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya this week with the first four-day test of the 2017 season.

All ten teams will be in action at the Spanish Grand Prix’s long-time home circuit, with the track open from 09:00 until 13:00 and from 14:00 to 18:00 CET (GMT +1) between Monday and Thursday.

Each team is permitted to field one car, however each team has taken differing approaches in splitting up duties among their drivers.

Force India is the sole team set to run more than two drivers in the test when it gives its well-funded test driver Alfonso Célis Jr a hit-out in its VJM10, while Sauber will run Ferrari reserve driver Antonio Giovinazzi in the absence of the injured Pascal Wehrlein.

The provisional driver line-ups confirmed by the teams reads as follows:


2017 Formula 1 Pre-Season Test #1 – Provisional Driver Line-up
Team / Entry Driver Running
Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 W08 Lewis Hamilton Mon & Wed PM*; Tue & Thur AM*
Valtteri Bottas Mon & Wed AM*; Tue & Thur PM*
Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer RB13 Daniel Ricciardo Monday, Wednesday
Max Verstappen Tuesday, Thursday
Scuderia Ferrari SF70H Sebastian Vettel Monday, Wednesday
Kimi Räikkönen Tuesday, Thursday
Sahara Force India Mercedes VJM10 Sergio Pérez Monday, Thursday AM*
Esteban Ocon Tuesday, Thursday PM*
Alfonso Célis Jr Wednesday
Williams Martini Racing Mercedes FW40 Lance Stroll Tuesday, Thursday
Felipe Massa Monday, Wednesday
McLaren Honda MCL32 Stoffel Vandoorne Tuesday, Thursday
Fernando Alonso Monday, Wednesday
Scuderia Toro Rosso Renault STR12 Daniil Kvyat Monday, TBA
Carlos Sainz Jr Tuesday, TBA
Haas F1 Team Ferrari VF-17 Romain Grosjean Wednesday, Thursday
Kevin Magnussen Monday, Tuesday
Renault Sport Formula One Team R.S.17 Nico Hülkenberg Monday, TBA
Jolyon Palmer Tuesday, TBA
Sauber F1 Team Ferrari C36 Marcus Ericsson Monday, Wed & Thur AM*
Antonio Giovinazzi Tuesday, Wed & Thur PM*

* Car to be shared between both drivers

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