Max Verstappen, Sergio Perez, Red Bull, Sakhir, Bahrain, 2022

Teams’ driver line-ups set for final test as McLaren replace unwell Ricciardo on day one

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Formula 1 teams have confirmed their driver line-ups for the second and final pre-season test at the Bahrain International Circuit.

Sergio Perez will have the Red Bull RB18 to himself on Thursday while world champion Max Verstappen will take over the car on Friday before the pair share the car on the final day.

Lewis Hamilton will be the first Mercedes driver to take the dramatically-modified W13 out for the morning session on Thursday, before team mate George Russel will take over in the afternoon.

Charles Leclerc has the first outing in the Ferrari F1-75 on Thursday morning, while team mate Carlos Sainz Jnr will get his turn in the afternoon.

Daniel Ricciardo was due to take to the track first in the MCL36, however he is unwell this morning and team mate Lando Norris will take over.

Haas are unable to take part in the morning session due to freight delays preventing the team from getting their VF-22 set up on time. The team are confident that they will be able to get out in the afternoon, with test driver Pietro Fittipaldi getting his first and only run of the pre-season.

Newly announced Haas race driver Kevin Magnussen will get his first turn in the car on Friday afternoon.

2022 pre-season test two driver line-up

TeamThursday morningThursday afternoonFriday morningFriday afternoonSaturday morningSaturday afternoon
MercedesLewis HamiltonGeorge RussellTBCTBCTBCTBC
Red BullSergio PerezSergio PerezMax VerstappenMax VerstappenSergio PerezMax Verstappen
FerrariCharles LeclercCarlos Sainz JnrTBCTBCTBCTBC
McLarenLando NorrisLando NorrisDaniel RicciardoDaniel RicciardoTBCTBC
AlpineEsteban OconFernando AlonsoTBCTBCTBCTBC
AlphaTauriPierre GaslyPierre GaslyYuki TsunodaYuki TsunodaPierre GaslyYuki Tsunoda
Aston MartinSebastian VettelLance StrollSebastian VettelLance StrollLance StrollSebastian Vettel
WilliamsAlex AlbonAlex AlbonNicholas LatifiNicholas LatifiNicholas LatifiAlex Albon
Alfa RomeoZhou GuanyuValtteri BottasValtteri BottasZhou GuanyuZhou GuanyuValtteri Bottas
HaasNot runningPietro FittipaldiMick SchumacherKevin MagnussenKevin MagnussenMick Schumacher

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