Palmer to make Lotus debut in Barcelona

GP2 champion Jolyon Palmer will make his debut with the Lotus Formula One team in this week's test in Barcelona.

The Briton joined the Enstone-based outfit as a reserve driver for this year, and will get what the team said was a "significant number" of Friday practice outings during the season.

But he will get his first taste of the new Mercedes-powered E23 on Friday, taking over from Pastor Maldonado, who will kick off work tomorrow.

Maldonado will return to the wheel of the car on Saturday, with teammate Romain Grosjean completing the work on Sunday.

Barcelona test line-up

Team Thursday Feb 19 Friday Feb 20 Saturday Feb 21 Sunday Feb 22
Mercedes Hamilton Rosberg Hamilton Rosberg
Red Bull Ricciardo Ricciardo Kvyat Kvyat
Williams Wolff Massa Bottas Bottas/Massa
Ferrari Raikkonen Raikkonen Vettel Vettel
McLaren Button Alonso Button Alonso
Toro Rosso Verstappen Sainz Verstappen Sainz
Lotus Maldonado Palmer Maldonado Grosjean
Sauber Nasr Ericsson Nasr Ericsson
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Series Formula 1
Drivers Pastor Maldonado , Romain Grosjean , Jolyon Palmer
Article type Breaking news
Tags lotus