Nine of the ten Formula One teams will take part in the first in-season test on Tuesday and Wednesday.
In 2015 there will be two in-season tests – down from the four last season – and the first of these is due to take place in Spain following the Grand Prix at the weekend. Every team bar Manor will run on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Circuit de Catalunya. The Sporting Regulations have stipulated that each team must run a driver with less than two F1 race starts on two of the four test days.
The schedule for the two days in Barcelona is as follows:
|Mercedes||Nico Rosberg||Pascal Wehrlein|
|Red Bull||Daniil Kvyat||Pierre Gasly|
|Ferrari||Raffaele Marciello||Esteban Gutierrez|
|Williams||Felipe Massa||Alex Lynn|
|McLaren||Oliver Turvey||Jenson Button|
|Force India||Pascal Wehrlein||Nick Yelloly|
|Toro Rosso||Pierre Gasly||Carlos Sainz|
|Lotus||Pastor Maldonado||Jolyon Palmer|
|Sauber||Marcus Ericsson||Raffaele Marciello|
As well as seven current Formula One drivers, seven test and reserve drivers will also take the wheel. Pascal Wehrlein, Raffaele Marciello, and Pierre Gasly will be the busiest drivers as they split their running between two teams. Mercedes test driver Wehrlein who also tested for Force India during pre-season testing will continue to run for both teams, starting with Force India on Tuesday. Marciello is a member of the Ferrari Driver Academy and will run for the Scuderia on Tuesday before taking up his official Sauber test and reserve driver duties on Wednesday. Finally, Red Bull Junior driver Gasly will get running for both Toro Rosso and Red Bull over the two days.
Elsewhere Nico Rosberg, Daniil Kvyat, Felipe Massa, Pastor Maldonado, and Marcus Ericsson will kickstart the running for their respective teams. Jenson Button and Carlos Sainz will also be in action. Former Sauber driver Esteban Gutierrez will get his first running for Ferrari after joining the team as one of their test drivers for the 2015 season. Long-time McLaren test driver Oliver Turvey will get a days running as will Williams development driver Alex Lynn. Lotus reserve driver Jolyon Palmer will be in action on Wednesday with Nick Yelloly sharing the Force India with Wehrlein.
The second in-season test will take place following the Austrian Grand Prix in June.