Mercedes confirms line-up for Barcelona test

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Mercedes AMG Petronas has confirmed its line-up and running order for the next week’s F1 pre-season test in Barcelona.

The team enjoyed a successful first test in Jerez two weeks ago, completing more laps than any other team as its winter programme of improving the reliability of the new car began to shine through.

However, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg will now be looking to underpin this consistency with a strong one-lap pace, having finished behind Ferrari at the top of the timehseets in Jerez.

Mercedes confirmed today that Hamilton will be in the W06 Hybrid for days one and three in Barcelona, allowing Rosberg to take the reins on Friday and Sunday.

Testing in Barcelona begins on Thursday 19th February, running until Sunday before resuming for the final four-day test the following Thursday.