Second pre-season test line-up

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The second pre-season test for 2013 begins on February 19 with the four-day session scheduled to be held at Barcelona.

Not only will Fernando Alonso make his first appearance, the Spaniard had skipped the first test at Jerez, in this year’s Ferrari but Williams will also debut its new car for the season on Tuesday morning.

Alonso was rumoured to have missed the opening session due to an injury, a claim which his team has denied.

Adrian Sutil too is back, returning behind the wheel of a Formula 1 car for the first time since he was dropped by Force India at the end of 2011. The German will test for the same team on Thursday before handing over the drive to reserve Jules Bianchi on Friday.

The outing will be a crucial one for all teams.

“The theory goes that if a car can be quick in Barcelona, it can be quick in most places,” tyre supplier Pirelli affirmed in a statement.

Marussia announced on Thursday that Max Chilton would be driving on the final day too, a decision which left out Luiz Razia from participating in the test.

"Given the stop-start nature of the running (on Thursday), it has made sense to keep Max in the car for consistency and he will therefore continue into (Friday), a day where the weather is likely to intervene in proceedings," the team said in a statement.

Here’s the line up for the test so far:

Team Feb 19 Feb 20 Feb 21 Feb 22
Red Bull Vettel Vettel Webber Webber
Ferrari Alonso Alonso Alonso Massa
McLaren Perez Perez Button Button
Lotus Raikkonen Raikkonen Grosjean Grosjean
Mercedes Rosberg Hamilton Rosberg Hamilton
Sauber Gutierrez Hulkenberg Hulkenberg Gutierrez
Force India di Resta di Resta Sutil Bianchi
Williams Bottas Maldonado Maldonado/Bottas Bottas/Maldonado
Toro Rosso Ricciardo Ricciardo Vergne Vergne
Caterham Pic van der Garde van der Garde Pic
Marussia Chilton Chilton Chilton Chilton
 

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