Full Abu Dhabi Pirelli F1 test line-up revealed

Only six of the 10 F1 teams will run 2015 race drivers during Tuesday's Pirelli tyre test in Abu Dhabi.

Pirelli requested from the start that teams utilise their race drivers for the test on 1 December – or failing that a third driver who has extensive experience of this year's tyres.

Ferrari, Red Bull and Toro Rosso have all nominated both race drivers, while Williams, Force India, Sauber have one apiece.

Mercedes will rely on Pascal Wehrlein, McLaren on Stoffel Vandoorne, and Lotus on Jolyon Palmer – arguably the only one of the three who properly fulfils Pirelli's requirement for a third driver who has done a lot of miles this year.

Sauber, Force India and Manor have taken the opportunity to sell the seats (in the first two cases only for half the day) in order to offset the cost of the test, which has to be covered by the teams. Pirelli is only paying for the hire of the circuit.

Although teams could yet change their plans, the full list that Pirelli is currently working from is as follows:

Mercedes  Pascal Wehrlein
Ferrari

 Sebastian Vettel

 Kimi Raikkonen

Red Bull

 Daniel Ricciardo

 Daniil Kvyat

McLaren  Stoffel Vandoorne
Williams  Valtteri Bottas
Force India

 Nico Hulkenberg

 Alfonso Celis

Toro Rosso

 Carlos Sainz 

 Max Verstappen

Lotus  Jolyon Palmer
Sauber

 Adderly Fong

 Marcus Ericsson

Manor

 Rio Haryanto

 Jordan King

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jolyon Palmer , Pascal Wehrlein , Stoffel Vandoorne
Article type Breaking news