Full line-up for Bahrain test confirmed

By on Monday, December 16, 2013

Rosberg BahrainThe full line-up for this week's tyre test in Bahrain has been confirmed after Mercedes announced that Nico Rosberg will participate in the action.

Rosberg, who claimed pole position for the Bahrain Grand Prix earlier in the year, will drive for Mercedes on all three days in the test, which is being organised by tyre supplier Pirelli.

World champions Red Bull will give test driver Sebastien Buemi his first competitive running in a Formula 1 car since his departure from Toro Rosso at the end of 2011.

Ferrari will hand two days of running to development driver Pedro De la Rosa, in order to improve the correlation between the team's simulator and their on-track performance.

Toro Rosso will provide 2014 race drivers Jean-Eric Vergne and Daniil Kvyat with one and a half days of running each.

All 11 teams were invited to the test but only six agreed to participate, with McLaren and Force India later deciding to withdraw.

The three day test will take place between Tuesday and Thursday, with teams permitted to use cars from the 2013 season.

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