Line-up for the Barcelona F1 pre-season test – as things stand

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Following on from the first F1 pre-season test in Jerez at the beginning of the month, the teams and drivers will get their next chance to put the 2015 cars through their paces in Barcelona next week.

The first signs from Jerez suggested that Ferrari may have made a step forward following a miserable 2014 campaign, as the Italian marque topped three of the four days.

However, many are still reserving judgement, and will be watching eagerly to see if it can underpin this pace with a second good display in Barcelona.

Five of the nine teams have confirmed their running orders for the next test, so here’s a current run-down of the schedule as things stand.

MERCEDES

Day 1: Lewis Hamilton
Day 2: Nico Rosberg
Day 3: Lewis Hamilton
Day 4: Nico Rosberg

FERRARI

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

MCLAREN

Day 1: Jenson Button
Day 2: Jenson Button
Day 3: Fernando Alonso
Day 4: Fernando Alonso

TORO ROSSO

Day 1: Max Verstappen
Day 2: Carlos Sainz Jr.
Day 3: Max Verstappen
Day 4: Carlos Sainz Jr.

SAUBER

Day 1: Felipe Nasr
Day 2: Marcus Ericsson
Day 3: Marcus Ericsson
Day 4: Felipe Nasr

FORCE INDIA – TBA
Team will use its 2014 car. Mercedes reserve driver Pascal Wehrlein is rumored to be testing for the team alongside Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez.

RED BULL – TBA
Running expected to be split evenly between Daniel Ricciardo and Daniil Kyat.

WILLIAMS – TBA
Felipe Massa, Valtteri Bottas and Susie Wolff will all conduct some kind of running.

LOTUS – TBA
No firm plans yet, but Pastor Maldonado and Romain Grosjean will likely split the running. Interesting to note that reserve driver Jolyon Palmer recently had a seat fitting.

Testing in Barcelona kicks off on Thursday 19th February, continuing until Sunday 22nd February.