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Mercedes and Red Bull confirm test plans

ESPNF1 Staff
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Michael Schumacher runs on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday © Sutton Images

Mercedes and Red Bull have confirmed their plans for the Mugello test, with both teams running their two race drivers.

Mercedes have announced that it will split its running on the first day between its two drivers. Nico Rosberg will be first in the car on Tuesday morning before Michael Schumacher takes over in the afternoon. Schumacher will then remain in the car for all of Wednesday's running before Rosberg concludes the test on Thursday.

Red Bull has joined Mercedes in ensuring a 50:50 split in terms of potential track time between the two drivers, with only Toro Rosso and Marussia having gone down a similar route. Mark Webber will drive on Tuesday and Wednesday morning before Sebastian Vettel takes over for the rest of the test. McLaren is the only team that is not running any of its race drivers during the week - with Jenson Button now scheduled to take part in a promotional event in Budapest on Tuesday.

Mugello will be the first in-season test since 2008, but HRT will not be present as it focuses on a move to its new headquarters in Madrid.