F1: Ferrari and Manor test runs for Fuoco/King

Antonio Fuoco and Jordan King will get opportunities with Ferrari and Manor at the first Formula 1 in-season test of 2016 at Barcelona next week.

For 19-year-old Italian Fuoco, a member of the Ferrari Driver Academy and competing with Trident in GP3 this season, it will be his second outing with the team. Fuoco will be hoping to make more of an impression than was the case in last year’s in-season test in Austria in June, when he crashed the car toward the end of the first day.

Fuoco will drive this year’s Ferrari at the Catalunya circuit on Wednesday, with four-times champion Sebastian Vettel at the wheel on Tuesday.

Like Fuoco, Manor development driver King will also get his second taste of an F1 car on Wednesday, taking over the cockpit of the MRT05 from Pascal Wehrlein. King, with Racing Engineering for a second season in GP2 this year, took part in the Pirelli test in Abu Dhabi at the end of the 2015 campaign.

Only Red Bull and Toro Rosso have yet to confirm their driver line-ups for the two-day test, with both teams likely to make a decision following the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday

TEST LINE-UP SO FAR

Mercedes Rosberg/Ocon
Ferrari Vettel/Fuoco
Red Bull TBC/TBC
Williams Lynn/Massa
Renault Ocon/Magnussen
Toro Rosso TBC/TBC
Force India Celis Jr/Celis Jr
McLaren Button/Vandoorne
Manor Wehrlein/King
Haas Grosjean/Gutierrez

Originally on Autosport.com


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