F1: Ferrari Names De la Rosa, Bianchi For Bahrain Tire Test

(left) of Spain and is seen in the F1 paddock. (Photo: Getty Images)

Ferrari has confirmed that Pedro de la Rosa and will take part in next week’s Pirelli test in Bahrain.

The team says that the Spaniard will use the test to continue his job of improving the correlation between the Maranello simulator and the track.

“While the data management and the daily schedule will be defined by Pirelli, de la Rosa’s work at the wheel of the F138 over the first two days will be important in terms of defining the continuation of the simulator development work began by the Spaniard in 2013,” read a statement. “As for Bianchi, he drives on the final day, and with a nod to the activity surrounding young driver development undertaken by the Ferrari Driver Academy, it will be an opportunity to demonstrate the progress he has made this year in Formula One.”

Mercedes, Red Bull and Toro Rosso are also attending the test, with McLaren and Force India having cancelled their plans to attend.

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