McLaren-Honda have announced that Fernando Alonso will not test at this weeks in-season test at the Circuit de Catalunya, instead relying on the talents of test driver Oliver Turvey.
Twenty-eight-year-old Turvey has long been a part of the McLaren programme, but will be having his first test of 2015 in the MP4/30, taking the reigns of the car on Tuesday.
Jenson Button is the only race driver to get some track time in Spain, with the Briton, on the back of a race that he described as ‘one of the scariest experiences of my life’, taking over on Wednesday.
Alonso will therefore sit out the test, as will regular test and reserve driver Kevin Magnussen. The test gets underway on Tuesday morning.
Circuit de Catalunya Test line-up
|Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS||Nico Rosberg||Pascal Wehrlein|
|Scuderia Ferrari||Raffaele Marciello||Esteban Gutierrez|
|Infiniti Red Bull Racing||Daniil Kvyat||Pierre Gasly|
|Williams Martini Racing||Felipe Massa||Alex Lynn|
|McLaren-Honda||Oliver Turvey||Jenson Button|
|Sahara Force India||Pascal Wehrlein||Nick Yelloly|
|Scuderia Toro Rosso||Pierre Gasly||Carlos Sainz Jr|
|Lotus F1 Team||Pastor Maldonado||Jolyon Palmer|
|Sauber F1 Team||Marcus Ericsson||Raffaele Marciello|
|Manor F1 Team||Not Attending||Not Attending|