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Young Driver Test gets underway at Magny-Cours

ESPN Staff
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Luiz Razia is running for Force India on the first day of the test © Sutton Images

Three teams are present at a Young Driver Test which begins today at the Magny-Cours circuit in France.

Ferrari, Mercedes and Force India are all running at the Circuit de Nevers, with Formula One returning to the track for the first time since 2008. Ferrari is running Jules Bianchi and Davide Rigon across the three days, while Mercedes has ESPNF1 columnist Sam Bird confirmed in the car for at least the first two days of the test, with Brendon Hartley in line to drive on Thursday should the team complete its schedule.

Force India is running three different drivers, with Luiz Razia opening the test on Tuesday before third driver Bianchi takes over on Wednesday; when Rigon will be in the Ferrari. Rodolfo Gonzalez will then run on the final day.

Williams, HRT and Marussia all completed their Young Driver Test at Silverstone following the British Grand Prix in July.

Tuesday line-ups

Ferrari - Jules Bianchi
Mercedes - Sam Bird
Force India - Luis Razia

Wednesday line-ups

Ferrari - Davide Rigon
Mercedes - Sam Bird
Force India - Jules Bianchi

Thursday line-ups

Ferrari - Jules Bianchi
Mercedes - TBC
Force India - Rodolfo Gonzalez