Hamilton and Rosberg to alternate driving days in Bahrain

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg

Lewis Hamilton will kick off Mercedes’ testing programme in Bahrain on Wednesday, with Nico Rosberg taking over on day two at Sakhir.

Mercedes announced on Twitter that their drivers will alternate driving duties with Hamilton in the cockpit of the W05 on Wednesday and Friday, alternating with Rosberg who will be on duty on Thursday and Saturday.

Mercedes will be looking to build on their highly successful Jerez test, during the first four days of testing in Bahrain.

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Bahrain Test 1 schedule so far:

Team Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Red Bull Racing Sebastian Vettel Sebastian Vettel Daniel Ricciardo Daniel Ricciardo
McLaren Kevin Magnussen Kevin Magnussen Jenson Button Jenson Button
Force India Nico Hulkenberg Nico Hulkenberg Sergio Perez Sergio Perez
Marussia Jules Bianchi Max Chilton Max Chilton Jules Bianchi
Caterham Robin Frijns Kamui Kobayashi Kamui Kobayashi Marcus Ericsson
Toro Rosso Daniil Kvyat Jean Eric Vergne Daniil Kvyat Jean Eric Vergne
Lotus Romain Grosjean Romain Grosjean Pastor Madonado Pastor Madonado
Mercedes Lewis Hamilton Nico Rosberg Lewis Hamilton Nico Rosberg