Alonso and Schumacher headline Bahrain F1 Test

Bahrain aerial

After delivering a hugely entertaining Bahrain Grand Prix, the Formula 1 circus remains at the venue for two days of in-season with Fernando Alonso and Mick Schumacher, the son of the Spaniard’s great rival Michael Schumacher, are sure to steal the limelight.

Alonso returns after ‘retiring’ from F1 last year, he will drive this year’s McLaren for Pirelli on Tuesday for the whole day and returning for half a day on Wednesday afternoon.

Down the pitlane, 20-year-old Schumacher takes a poignant step up the ladder as he tests for the team his great father drove for with such great success.

After an impressive Formula 2 debut at the desert venue with Prema this past weekend, the Ferrari Driver Academy (FDA) youngster will take to the track in the SF90 on Tuesday.

The next day (Wednesday) he will drive the Alfa Romeo and is only one of two drivers driving both full days, Daniil Kvyat is the other, the Toro Rosso driver on duty in the cockpit of the Pirelli test car for the two days.

After two races of back-of-the-field pain, rookie George Russell will savour his Wednesday when on duty in the pace setting and double winning car. Bahrain winner Lewis Hamilton will drive the car tomorrow.

Apart from Schumacher, several young drivers will be in action during the course of the two days including Dan Ticktum on duty for Red Bull, Jack Aitken for Renault, Pietro Fittipaldi for Haas and Nicolas  Latifi for Williams.

Tuesday Wednesday
Mercedes Lewis Hamilton George Russell
Ferrari Mick Schumacher Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull Max Verstappen Dan Ticktum
Renault Daniel Ricciardo Jack Aitken
Haas Romain Grosjean Pietro Fittipaldi
McLaren Carlos Sainz (morning)
Lando Norris (afternoon)
Lando Norris
Racing Point Lance Stroll Sergio Perez
Alfa Romeo Antonio Giovinazzi Mick Schumacher
Toro Rosso Alexander Albon Alexander Albon
Williams George Russell (morning)
Robert Kubica (afternoon)
Nicholas Latifi
McLaren (Pirelli Car) Fernando Alonso Carlos Sainz (morning)
Fernando Alonso (afternoon)
Toro Rosso (Pirelli Car) Daniil Kvyat Daniil Kvyat