Alignment of pilots on the tests in Bahrain


the first test of The season will be held in Bahrain the days 18 and 19 of April on the circuit of Sakhir and, little by little, teams are confirming their respective disposals to complete this test.

test young riders so that the teams are required to to use in two days to riders who have not ridden more than three Major Awards of Formula 1. If you do not comply with such regulations in Bahrain, it will be necessary to do so in the tests in Hungary.

McLaren confirmed that Oliver Turvey will accompany Stoffel Vandoorne, so that Jenson Button will not be present, since it has preferred to prepare the Grand Prix of Monaco in the simulator. On the other hand, Force India will use their pilot test Alfonso Celis on the first day, dividing the second between its two pilots holders, as Ocon will be present on Wednesday morning and a Doe in the afternoon that same day.

Another of the surprises of these tests will be the presence of Gary Paffett, in their day pilot test of McLaren and current Mercedes driver in the DTM. The veteran british has been called by Williams, as the reserve driver Paul di Resta, does not meet the requirements to be considered a young pilot to have played 58 Great Prizes between 2011 and 2013.


Equipo 18/04 19/04
Mercedes Lewis Hamilton Valtteti Bottas
Red Bull Daniel Ricciardo Pierre Gasly
Ferrari Sebastian Vettel
Antonio Giovinazzi
Sebastian Vettel
Force India Alfonso Celis Jr. Esteban Ocon
Sergio Perez
Williams Lance Stroll
Felipe Massa
Gary Paffett
McLaren Stoffel Vandoorne* Oliver Turvey*
Toro Rosso
Renault Nico H├╝lkenberg Sergey Sirotkin

*Pending final confirmation of the day assigned to each pilot.