Jul 17, 2013, 6:22 AM EDT
The Young Drivers’ Test has begun at a warm and sunny Silverstone. Over the course of the next three days 31 different drivers will be in action.
Ten teams are participating in the test after Mercedes were banned from participating by the FIA International Tribunal.
Red Bull and Lotus originally planned to run Mark Webber and Kimi Raikkonen respectively during the test but decided not to after an FIA clarification informed them of limits on the running race drivers could do.
Here’s who will be appearing at the test for each of the teams plus notes on each of the young drivers:
Antonio Felix da Costa – Starred in Formula Renault 3.5 last year
Carlos Sainz Jnr – Son of the two-time World Rally Champion
Davide Rigon – GT driver whose single-seater career was interrupted by a broken leg in 2011
Kevin Magnussen – Son of ex-F1 driver Jan Magnussen, impressing in Formula Renault 3.5
Oliver Turvey – McLaren test driver
Gary Paffett – McLaren test driver
Nicolas Prost – Son of four-times F1 champion Alain Prost, last major single-seater race was five years ago
Davide Valsecchi – Reigning GP2 champion
Robin Frijns – Reigning Formula Renault 3.5 champion
Kimiya Sato – Third in German F3 last year, not related to the IndyCar driver
James Calado – Fifth in GP2 last year and top rookie
Paul di Resta
Daniel Juncadella – Reigning European F3 champion, now drives for Mercedes in the DTM
Susie Wolff – Williams test driver last raced a single-seater in 2005
Johnny Cecotto Jnr – Son of ex-F1 and motorbike racer
Daniil Kvyat – Reigning Formula Renault 2.0 Alps champion currently racing in GP3 and F3
Carlos Sainz Jnr
Alexander Rossi – American driver currently racing in GP2
Will Stevens – Caterham’s newest recruit is fourth in Formula Renault 3.5
Giedo van der Garde
Tio Ellinas – Currently leading GP3
Rodolfo Gonzalez – Raced in GP2 until last year, scoring few points
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