F1 Testing Catalunya

The final pre-season test session will kick off today at Barcelona, giving teams the final chance to test developments and iron out any kinks before the circus heads off to Bahrain for the opening round of the season in just over two weeks’ time.

Moving to the higher-speed Circuit de Catalunya – as opposed to the slower Valencia and Jerez circuits – might giver a better indication of the form guide we can expect for the opening rounds of the upcoming season. With several teams having headed the timesheets over the three previous test periods, I’m not going to risk predicting who’s going to head this one!

Eleven of the thirteen teams will be present, and their line-ups are confirmed as follows:

McLaren     Mercedes GP  
THURSDAY: Jenson Button   THURSDAY: Nico Rosberg
FRIDAY: Lewis Hamilton   FRIDAY: Michael Schumacher
SATURDAY: Jenson Button   SATURDAY: Nico Rosberg
SUNDAY: Lewis Hamilton   SUNDAY: Michael Schumacher
         
Red Bull     Ferrari  
THURSDAY: Mark Webber   THURSDAY: Fernando Alonso
FRIDAY: Sebastian Vettel   FRIDAY: Fernando Alonso
SATURDAY: Sebastian Vettel   SATURDAY: Felipe Massa
SUNDAY: Mark Webber   SUNDAY: Felipe Massa
         
Sauber     Williams  
THURSDAY: Pedro de la Rosa   THURSDAY: Nico Hülkenberg
FRIDAY: Pedro de la Rosa   FRIDAY: Nico Hülkenberg
SATURDAY: Kamui Kobayashi   SATURDAY: Rubens Barrichello
SUNDAY: Kamui Kobayashi   SUNDAY: Rubens Barrichello
         
Renault     Force India  
THURSDAY: Vitaly Petrov   THURSDAY: Vitantonio Liuzzi
FRIDAY: Vitaly Petrov   FRIDAY: Vitantonio Liuzzi
SATURDAY: Robert Kubica   SATURDAY: Adrian Sutil
SUNDAY: Robert Kubica   SUNDAY: Adrian Sutil
         
Toro Rosso     Lotus  
THURSDAY: Jaime Alguersuari   THURSDAY: Fairuz Fauzy
FRIDAY: Jaime Alguersuari   FRIDAY: Jarno Trulli
SATURDAY: Sébastien Buemi   SATURDAY: Jarno Trulli
SUNDAY: Sébastien Buemi   SUNDAY: Heikki Kovalainen
         
Lotus TBC (all days)      
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Richard Bailey

Founder & Chief Editor at MotorsportM8
Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.
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