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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