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F1 testing begins in Abu Dhabi

Jun 27, 2014

After the drama of the world title showdown on Sunday, F1 is back to reality today with the first day of the post-season test in Abu Dhabi. Whilst plenty of star names are missing from the test, plenty of young drivers are looking to use this test to make a positive impression.

The complete test line up is below:
AMG Mercedes:
Tuesday: Nico Rosberg
Wednesday: Pascal Wehrlein

Infiniti Red Bull Racing:
Tuesday: Carlos Sainz Jr
Wednesday: Daniel Ricciardo

Martini Williams:
Tuesday: Valtteri Bottas
Wednesday: Felipe Nasr

Scuderia Ferrari:
Tuesday: Raffaele Marciello/Kimi Raikkonen
Wednesday: Raffaele Marciello/Kimi Raikkonen

Tuesday: Stoffel Vandoorne
Wednesday: Stoffel Vandoorne

Sahara-Force India:
Tuesday: Jolyon Palmer
Wednesday: Spike Goddard

Scuderia Toro Rosso:
Tuesday: Max Verstappen
Wednesday: Max Verstappen

PDVSA Lotus:
Tuesday: Esteban Ocon
Wednesday: Alex Lynn

Tuesday: Marcus Ericsson
Wednesday: Marcus Ericsson

Tuesday: Will Stevens
Wednesday: Will Stevens

What are your thoughts on the post season line up? Updates will be posted after each day's running.
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Jun 4, 2013
I wish I had 1% of Max's talent... He has a bright future in store.
Quite true. We may mock some of the drivers for their silly mistakes but we wouldn't even be able to take turn properly in these cars. These guys ( and kids ) are on a league of their own, plus most of them have been practicing racing since before they could even walk!


Jun 28, 2012
I like the way he carried on trying to steer despite having no front wheels
Yeah. But, well, it's the only thing you have to do in that situation. It's really scary being inside that cockpit with nothing to do more than wait for the car to come to a stop (crashing against the wall in most cases) while repeating "nope, nope, nope" (or all kind of swear words you could think of) in your head.