Kvyat, Vergne to test in Bahrain

Kvyat, Vergne to test in Bahrain

Formula 1

Kvyat, Vergne to test in Bahrain

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The Toro Rosso team will use its 2014 race drivers Jean-Eric Vergne and Daniil Kvyat in the upcoming Formula 1 tire test in Bahrain.

Pirelli was given dispensation to run a three-day test at the Sakhir circuit, and Red Bull, Ferrari, Toro Rosso and Mercedes will be in action.

Toro Rosso said Vergne will drive on the first day and a half, before Russian Kvyat takes over for the remainder of the test. They will be using this year’s STR8 car.

The test will run from Dec. 17-19.

GP3 champion Kvyat will make his grand prix debut next year, replacing Red Bull-bound Daniel Ricciardo alongside Vergne.

Bahrain test lineup:Team                       DriversRed Bull                   Sebastien BuemiMercedes                   Lewis Hamilton/Nico Rosberg*Ferrari                    Pedro de la Rosa/Jules BianchiToro Rosso                 Jean-Eric Vergne/Daniil Kvyat* To be confirmed

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