Complete line-up for the Jerez F1 pre-season test

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The official start of the 2015 F1 season may still be six weeks away, but the teams and drivers will get their first taste of their new cars in pre-season testing which kicks off in Jerez, Spain tomorrow.

Traditionally, the test at the circuit deep in the south of Europe has always marked the beginning of the new season, with the teams ironing out any problems their new cars may pose ahead of the first race of the year in Australia.

As per 2014, there will be three pre-season tests in the next month. The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya will host two four-day tests (February 19-22 and February 26 – March 1) ahead of the long trek to Melbourne two weeks later.

Here’s the complete testing line-up for the first pre-season test in Jerez (February 1-4). Note that Force India will not be attending the test, as confirmed by the team earlier this week.

DAY 1 (Sunday February 1)

Mercedes: Nico Rosberg
Red Bull: Daniel Ricciardo
Williams: Valtteri Bottas
Ferrari: Sebastian Vettel
McLaren: Fernando Alonso
Toro Rosso: Carlos Sainz Jr.
Lotus: Pastor Maldonado
Sauber: Marcus Ericsson

DAY 2 (Monday February 2)

Mercedes: Lewis Hamilton
Red Bull: Daniil Kvyat
Williams: Valtteri Bottas
Ferrari: Sebastian Vettel
McLaren: Jenson Button
Toro Rosso: Max Verstappen
Lotus: Romain Grosjean
Sauber: Felipe Nasr

DAY 3 (Tuesday February 3)

Mercedes: Nico Rosberg
Red Bull: Daniel Ricciardo
Williams: Felipe Massa
Ferrari: Kimi Raikkonen
McLaren: Fernando Alonso
Toro Rosso: Carlos Sainz Jr.
Lotus: Pastor Maldonado
Sauber: Felipe Nasr

DAY 4 (Wednesday February 4)

Mercedes: Lewis Hamilton
Red Bull: Daniil Kvyat
Williams: Felipe Massa
Ferrari: Kimi Raikkonen
McLaren: Jenson Button
Toro Rosso: Max Verstappen
Lotus: Romain Grosjean
Sauber: Marcus Ericsson

Santino Ferrucci will drive No. 14 for AJ Foyt Racing full time in 2023 IndyCar season

Santino Ferrucci AJ Foyt
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Santino Ferrucci will return to full-time racing in the NTT IndyCar Series next season, joining AJ Foyt Racing.

Ferrucci had made eight IndyCar starts with three teams since his last full-time season in 2020 while also racing part time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series this year.

He will drive the storied No. 14 Dallara-Chevrolet for four-time Indy 500 winner A.J. Foyt’s team, which will field the car from its Waller, Texas headquarters.

“It’s incredibly exciting to be back in the INDYCAR Series full time,” Ferrucci said in a team release. “Being a part-time driver over the last two years has been hard for me, personally. I’m a race car driver, and I want to compete. Working with different teams has been exciting, and I’m proud that no matter which car I’ve raced, I’ve always shown speed and consistency. I couldn’t be more excited to join AJ Foyt Racing in the 14 Chevy. I can’t wait to make the best of it.”

Ferrucci, 24, had finished a career-best fourth in IndyCar four times, including the 104th Indy 500 in 2020. He was the 2019 Indy 500 rookie of the year with a sixth.

In nine Xfinity starts since 2021, Ferrucci has a career-best finish of 13th at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

“I am thrilled to welcome Santino to the team,” Larry Foyt said in a release. “He’s shown a knack for getting toward the front of the field, and I think he is a racer who moves forward on race day. A.J. sees the fire in him and has enjoyed their meetings together. I think Santino’s experience will help his rookie teammate as well, so he is a great addition to our roster.”

Ferrucci will be teamed at AJ Foyt Racing with Benjamin Pedersen, who finished fifth in the 2022 Indy Lights standings. The team has yet to specify the number for Pedersen’s entry, which will be fielded out of its Indianapolis race shop.

Foyt’s two full-time drivers last season were Dalton Kellett and Kyle Kirkwood, who is moving to Andretti Autosport.