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Tentative Lineup at Jerez Test This Week

Michael Schumacher in the Mercedes W01 at Jerez last week

The tentative line-up for this week’s test at Jerez has been released.  As has been the usual practice for teams thus far, they’ll be following a rotational pattern, rather than having drivers overlap on the same day, for the most part.  There are a couple of exceptions, but for the most part, the drivers will be splitting the testing duties.  In addition, both Lotus and Force India will be giving their reserve drivers some cockpit time.

Rain is scheduled again this week, which illustrates one of the difficulties of having limited pre-season test time.  If poor weather should persist during the fourth and final test meeting prior to the season’s opening race in Bahrain, the teams will be sorely lacking in dry weather test data prior to the beginning of the official racing season.   The only saving grace is that all of the teams will be equally hampered, although the better funded teams, who now count sophisticated simulators as part of their standard equipment, are probably better equipped to deal with the setback than are the smaller teams who are operating on what passes for a shoe-string budget in Formula 1.

Team          Feb 17           Feb 18            Feb 19        Feb 20

Sauber        de la Rosa       de la Rosa        Kobayashi     Kobayashi
Ferrari       Massa            Massa             Alonso        Alonso
Force India   di Resta/Liuzzi  Liuzzi            Sutil         Sutil
Lotus         Fauzy            Kovalainen        Kovalainen    Trulli
McLaren       Hamilton         Hamilton          Button        Button
Mercedes GP   Schumacher       Rosberg           Schumacher    Rosberg
Red Bull      Vettel           Vettel            Webber        Webber
Renault       Petrov           Petrov            Kubica        Kubica
Toro Rosso    Buemi            Buemi             Alguersuari   Alguersuari
Virgin        di Grassi        di Grassi/Glock   Glock         TBA
Williams      Barrichello      Barrichello       Hulkenberg    Hulkenberg 

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