Ferrari flips running order for second test in Barcelona

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Scuderia Ferrari has confirmed its schedule for the upcoming F1 pre-season test in Barcelona, flipping the running order from Jerez for next week’s sessions.

The Italian marque made an impressive start to pre-season by finishing as the fastest team on three of the four days in Jerez. Sebastian Vettel’s first public running as a Ferrari driver saw him top days one and two of the test and finish second in the cumulative standings.

However, the German driver will have to wait until day three in Barcelona before getting back behind the wheel of the SF15-T as Kimi Raikkonen is allocated the first two days of running.

Barcelona F1 Test Running Order – Scuderia Ferrari

Day 1: Kimi Raikkonen
Day 2: Kimi Raikkonen
Day 3: Sebastian Vettel
Day 4: Sebastian Vettel

After a miserable 2014 season, Ferrari’s early pace in Jerez has been questioned by many. With fuel loads unknown in testing, the team’s lap times may well have been flattered, with Mercedes still widely considered to be the leader of the pack.

However, a repeat display in Barcelona to underpin its Jerez pace would perhaps prompt many to think again about Ferrari’s chances in 2015.

The next pre-season test begins on February 19th at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, running until the 22nd.