The 2019 Formula One season may be over, but the action continues on track at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi, where a testing session is scheduled to take place tomorrow and on Wednesday. Scuderia Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc will have another opportunity to test the 2020 Pirelli tyres, which will be one of the main tasks of the testing session, as F1 teams and drivers will have to give their feedback on weather these tyres should actually be used next year. The German driver will be on track tomorrow, while Charles Leclerc will complete the test for the Maranello team on Wednesday.
Sean Gelael, Roy Nissany and Pietro Fittipaldi will join the regular Formula 1 drivers for the final test of 2019 tomorrow. Formula 2 driver Gelael will return to action for Toro Rosso on the first day of the test before the team’s regular race drivers take over. Williams have already announced they will give Roy Nissany his first run in an F1 car during the test. Haas simulator driver Pietro Fittipaldi will also get a chance to drive the VF-19 at Yas Marina.
Nissany will take over from George Russell halfway through the first day of the test. Russell will then spend the second day with Mercedes, as Lewis Hamilton is not participating in the test. Alexander Albon has said he will drive on Wednesday for Red Bull. Max Verstappen is expected to drive for them on Tuesday.
2020 Abu Dhabi test driver line-up
|Team||Tuesday 3rd December||Wednesday 4th December|
|Mercedes||Valtteri Bottas||George Russell|
|Ferrari||Sebastian Vettel||Charles Leclerc|
|Red Bull||TBC||Alexander Albon|
|Renault||Esteban Ocon||Esteban Ocon|
|Haas||Romain Grosjean / Pietro Fittipaldi*|
|McLaren||Lando Norris||Carlos Sainz Jnr|
|Racing Point||Sergio Perez||Lance Stroll|
|Alfa Romeo||Kimi Raikkonen||Antonio Giovinazzi|
|Toro Rosso||Sean Gelael (am) / Daniil Kvyat (pm)||Pierre Gasly|
|Williams||George Russell (am) / Roy Nissany (pm)||Roy Nissany (am) / Nicholas Latifi (pm)|
*Running order TBC