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Top trio to skip Bahrain test

Thursday 12th December 2013

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Top trio to skip Bahrain test

Top trio to skip Bahrain test

Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso will all be absent from the upcoming Pirelli tyre test in Bahrain.

Instead of choosing their two drivers for the 2014 season for the testing session, Ferrari opted for development driver Pedro de la Rosa and Driver Academy member Jules Bianchi.

Although Red Bull are yet to confirm their drivers for the test that was officially sanctioned on Monday, according to a report by Autosport, Vettel is unlikely to be present.

Red Bull, Mercedes, Ferrari and Toro Rosso are the only teams that confirmed their participation at the test, after McLaren, Force India, Lotus, Sauber, Williams, Marussia and Caterham all declined the opportunity presented by Pirelli, although Torro Rosso's plans aren't known yet.

Ferrari noted that using De la Rosa for the test would give them an opportunity to compare the results with those the Spaniard achieved with the simulator earlier this year.

The Maranello outfit added that Bianchi was chosen in order to give him a chance to "demonstrate the progress he has made this year in F1."

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