Fuoco, King handed Spain testing opportunities


Antonio Fuoco will return for Formula 1 testing duties during next week’s post-Spanish Grand Prix test, running with the Scuderia Ferrari team.

The Ferrari Driver Academy racer will participate in his second test for the Italian outfit, having run in the post-Austrian Grand Prix test in 2015, and will take over the running of the car from regular driver Sebastian Vettel for day two of the test on Wednesday, with Kimi Raikkonen not taking part.

GP3 Series racer Fuoco will be hoping for a happier end to his test this time around having crashed the car at the Red Bull Ring last year.

Manor Racing have also announced the drivers who will test for them at the Circuit de Catalunya, with development driver Jordan King getting another chance behind the wheel with the team, with the British driver getting his first taste of the MRT05 on Wednesday.

Mercedes protégé Pascal Wehrlein will drive the car on the opening day of the test on Tuesday before handing it over to GP2 Series racer King, meaning Rio Haryanto will sit out the test.

Ferrari and Manor’s announcements means that only Red Bull Racing and Scuderia Toro Rosso have yet to reveal their driver line-ups for the two-day test next week.