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Pirelli confirms line-up for Paul Ricard test

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Pirelli has confirmed the line-up for next weekend's wet weather test at Paul Ricard.

Ferrari, Red Bull and McLaren were selected to participate in Pirelli's two-day test of different wet tyre prototypes. The teams will run 2015 cars and are not allowed to test new parts to ensure the two days are focused solely on Pirelli's tyre data.

Ferrari have opted to run Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen on either day, while Red Bull will alternate between Daniel Ricciardo and Daniil Kvyat. McLaren is the only one of the three not using either of its senior drivers, with reigning GP2 champion Stoffel Vandoorne set to take the wheel for both days.

The Paul Ricard test on January 25-26 will be the first F1 action in 2016. Next month will be the first chance to see 2016 cars in action when the first winter test gets underway in Barcelona on February 22. Another four-day test begins the following week on March 1.