Line-up rundown for this week’s Formula One test at Silverstone


Formula One isn’t quite done with Silverstone just yet, as all 11 teams will be in attendance over the next couple of days for testing at the home of the British Grand Prix.

With Marussia’s Jules Bianchi getting the call to replace the dinged-up Kimi Raikkonen for Ferrari on Wednesday, the driver lineup for the test is now set.

As we’ve reported leading up to the test, multiple reserves and young drivers will be getting an opportunity for seat time.

One of them, Lotus reserve Charles Pic, will have an important task on Wednesday as he’ll test Pirelli’s 18-inch tires – which could help make the sport more road-relevant in the future if they gain acceptance from the teams.

We’ll keep an eye on Silverstone tomorrow and Wednesday here on MotorSportsTalk. But for now, here’s a rundown of which drivers will be in the cockpit on both days.

Tuesday – Daniel Ricciardo; Wednesday – Sebastian Vettel

Tuesday – Nico Rosberg; Wednesday – Lewis Hamilton

Tuesday – Pedro de la Rosa; Wednesday – Jules Bianchi

Tuesday – Pastor Maldonado; Wednesday – Charles Pic

Tuesday – Stoffel Vandoorne; Wednesday – Kevin Magnussen

Tuesday – Sergio Perez; Wednesday – Daniel Juncadella

Tuesday – Adrian Sutil; Wednesday – Giedo van der Garde

Tuesday – Jean-Eric Vergne; Wednesday – Daniil Kvyat

Tuesday – Felipe Massa; Wednesday – Valtteri Bottas

Tuesday – Jules Bianchi; Wednesday – Max Chilton

Tuesday – Will Stevens; Wednesday – Julian Leal/Rio Haryanto

Formula E: Vergne outlasts di Grassi for Punta del Este victory

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Saturday’s Punta del Este ePrix did not disappoint, with Techeetah’s Jean-Eric Vergne and Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler’s Lucas di Grassi engaging in a thrilling battle throughout the entire race.

Vergne led the way from the pole, having been promoted up the grid after original pole sitter di Grassi was ruled to have cut a chicane during his pole lap, but di Grassi was right on the back wing of Vergne the entire way and made several attempts to get by.

The intense battle between the two, which saw them nearly lock Vergne’s rear wing with di Grassi’s front nose, stayed remarkably clean for the most part, and Vergne was able to hold off all of di Grassi’s advances, a few of which can be viewed below, to take the win.

DS Virgin Racing’s Sam Bird was also on the charge, the British driver coming from ninth on the grid to take third.

Full race results can be viewed here. The victory sees Vergne extend his points lead over Mahindra Racing’s Felix Rosenqvist, who finished fifth, to 30 points, with Vergne on 109 markers and Rosenqvist on 79.

Bird sits third with 76 points, respectively.