Update: Who will drive in this week's post-season tests in Abu Dhabi?

26-11-2018 13:51
by Nicolás Quarles van Ufford
Update: Who will drive in this week's post-season tests in Abu Dhabi?

The 2018 Formula 1 season has concluded, but that doesn't mean that the drivers can go on their holidays just yet - there's still some testing to be done in Abu Dhabi for 2019! Who will line up for each team?

With 12 drivers either moving teams or being introduced for the first time to F1, there are plenty of drivers to keep an eye on.

Charles Leclerc, for example, will be clocking some laps for Ferrari again after doing so in the summer and last year in Hungary already. However, this time it will actually be as a Ferrari driver, rather than being a test driver. 

Kimi Raikkonen will also take place in a Sauber for the first time since 2001 ahead of his move for next season. Carlos Sainz will also test for McLaren, while Lance Stroll will do so for Force India ahead of his move (which still hasn't been confirmed by the team).

New Williams drivers Robert Kubica and George Russell will split the two testing days at the Yas Marina Circuit, while Pierre Gasly and Daniil Kvyat will suit up for their new teams Red Bull and Toro Rosso respectively.

Daniel Ricciardo will not feature for Renault, as his contract with Red Bull doesn't run out until the end of the calendar year. We're sure he won't mind taking an early holiday!

Here's the full list of drivers (as far as has been confirmed) to be taking place in testing on Tuesday and Wednesday. 

Abu Dhabi post-season test line-ups

Time and drivers only given if publicly known




Charles Leclerc, unknown

Red Bull:

Pierre Gasly, unknown


Nico Hülkenberg (Tuesday), Artem Markelov (Wednesday)


Pietro Fittipaldi (Tuesday), Louis Deletraz (Wednesday)


Lando Norris (Tuesday), Carlos Sainz (Wednesday)

Force India

Sergio Pérez (Tuesday morning), Lance Stroll (Tuesday afternoon + Wednesday)


Kimi Raikkonen, unknown

Toro Rosso

Sean Gelael (Tuesday), Daniil Kvyat (Wednesday)


George Russell (Tuesday morning + Wednesday afternoon), Robert Kubica (Tuesday afternoon + Wednesday morning)

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