Pirelli confirms driver line-up for Paul Ricard F1 test

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Pirelli has confirmed the driver line-up for the upcoming Formula 1 tire test at the Circuit Paul Ricard in France.

Ferrari, Red Bull and McLaren will all be present for the two-day test, taking place on January 25 and 26.

The test will allow Pirelli to evaluate its compounds for the coming season and also try out its intermediate and wet tires.

The Italian tire supplier confirmed on Friday via its official Twitter account the driver line-up for the test.

Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen will share driving duties for Ferrari, while Daniel Ricciardo and Daniil Kvyat will split running in the Red Bull RB11 car.

Stoffel Vandoorne will drive for McLaren on both days of the test at Paul Ricard.

Although the test will mark the beginning of on-track running for F1 in 2016, all three of the teams will be using their 2015-spec cars and will be unable to gain too much from the test bar an improved understanding of the Pirelli tires.

The first official pre-season test for the 2016 cars begins at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on February 22.