Barcelona test: Seb to start

16 Feb 2019

Drivers will alternate over four days of testing

Maranello, 16 February 2019 – It will fall to Sebastian Vettel to give the new Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow car its track debut, on Monday 18th February. That’s the opening day of the first test that runs until 21 February at the Barcelona circuit.

Alternating. The German, embarking on his fifth season with the Maranello team, will alternate with Charles Leclerc over the four days. Therefore Tuesday sees the Monegasque driver make his pre-season debut, before returning to the cockpit on Thursday, after Vettel drives again on the Wednesday.

Next step. After the first test, all the teams taking part in the Formula 1 World Championship will return to Barcelona for a final run of four days testing, from 26 February to 1 March. Following that, it will be time to think about the first Grand Prix of the season, in Australia on 17 March at the Albert Park circuit.

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