Fernando Alonso will have the honour of debuting McLaren’s new MCL33, handed the driving duties for the first day of pre-season testing.
The double World Champion will take to the Barcelona circuit on February 26 as testing gets underway at the Circuit de Catalunya.
He will then alternate days with his team-mate Stoffel Vandoorne, as both spend two of the four days behind the wheel.
McLaren will launch their new Renault-powered car on February 23.
And Alonso cannot wait for it all to begin.