Day One’s line-up for the Barcelona test

Date published: February 26 2018

After months of silence, pre-season testing begins in Spain on Monday where Formula 1 may have its first hint at how 2018 could play out.

Reigning World Champion Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso in the new Renault-powered McLaren, and Daniel Ricciardo in his blue-and-black RB14 will just three of the 13 drivers who will take to the Circuit de Catalunya on Monday.

The first objective of the test is reliability with the teams intent on getting as much running in their new cars as possible.

They, however, could be hampered by the weather with rain forecast late in the afternoon while the day’s maximum temperature is a mere 8’C.

The morning session begins at 09:00.

Monday’s line-up:
Mercedes – Valtteri Bottas (AM), Lewis Hamilton (PM)
Ferrari – Kimi Raikkonen
Red Bull – Daniel Ricciardo
Force India – Nikita Mazepin
Williams – Lance Stroll (AM), Sergey Sirotkin (PM)
Renault – Nico Hulkenberg (AM), Carlos Sainz Jr (PM)
Toro Rosso – Brendon Hartley
Haas – Romain Grosjean
McLaren – Fernando Alonso
Sauber – Marcus Ericsson