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F1 second pre-season test: daily driver schedules, session times and TV coverage

Three more days of testing take place at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

Formula 1 second pre-season test

  • When: 26-28 February 
  • Where: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Spain 
  • Daily timings: 8am-12pm and 1pm-5pm (GMT) 
  • TV coverage: live on Sky Sports F1 

Formula 1’s second pre-season test will take place this week at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain.

Starting on Wednesday and finishing on Friday, the three-day test will see the ten teams fine-tune their cars in preparation for the 2020 season-opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne in March. 

All 20 drivers will be on track during the three days in Barcelona, but on Wednesday Alfa Romeo Racing reserve and test driver Robert Kubica will share duties with Kimi Raikkonen.

Here we take a look at the driver schedules and TV coverage for this week’s second test. 

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Timings and TV coverage 

In the UK pre-season testing will be shown live on Sky Sports F1. The broadcaster reports that the daily testing sessions take place in the morning from 8am-12pm (GMT) and in the afternoon from 1pm-5pm (GMT). 

F1: five things we learned from the first pre-season test in Barcelona

Ferrari’s emblem outside the team garage at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

Drivers and cars: who will take the wheel this week?

Mercedes W11
  • Wednesday 26 February - day one: Lewis Hamilton (morning); Valtteri Bottas (afternoon)
  • Thursday 27 February - day two: Valtteri Bottas (morning); Lewis Hamilton (afternoon)
  • Friday 28 February - day three: Lewis Hamilton (morning); Valtteri Bottas (afternoon) 
Ferrari SF1000
  • Wednesday: Sebastian Vettel (morning); Charles Leclerc (afternoon) 
  • Thursday: Sebastian Vettel 
  • Friday: Charles Leclerc 
Red Bull Racing RB16
  • Wednesday: Alexander Albon (morning); Max Verstappen (afternoon)   
  • Thursday: Max Verstappen (morning); Alexander Albon (afternoon)
  • Friday: Alexander Albon (morning); Max Verstappen (afternoon)
McLaren MCL35
  • Wednesday: Carlos Sainz (morning); Lando Norris (afternoon)  
  • Thursday: Lando Norris  
  • Friday: Carlos Sainz
Renault R.S.20
  • Wednesday: Daniel Ricciardo (morning); Esteban Ocon (afternoon) 
  • Thursday: Esteban Ocon (morning); Daniel Ricciardo (afternoon)
  • Friday: Daniel Ricciardo (morning); Esteban Ocon (afternoon) 
Alpha Tauri AT01
  • Wednesday: Pierre Gasly (morning); Daniil Kvyat (afternoon) 
  • Thursday: Pierre Gasly 
  • Friday: Daniil Kvyat
Racing Point RP20
  • Wednesday: Lance Stroll (morning); Sergio Perez (afternoon)
  • Thursday: Lance Stroll
  • Friday: Sergio Perez
Alfa Romeo C39
  • Wednesday: Robert Kubica (morning); Kimi Raikkonen (afternoon)
  • Thursday: Antonio Giovinazzi
  • Friday: Kimi Raikkonen
Haas VF-20
  • Wednesday: Romain Grosjean 
  • Thursday: Kevin Magnussen  
  • Friday: Kevin Magnussen (morning); Romain Grosjean (afternoon)
Williams FW43
  • Wednesday: Nicholas Latifi (morning); George Russell (afternoon) 
  • Thursday: Nicholas Latifi 
  • Friday: George Russell

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