Testing

Ocon and Magnussen to drive in Barcelona test for Renault

Renault announced this morning that they would be taking race driver Kevin Magnussen and reserve driver Esteban Ocon to the Barcelona test.

Taking place over two days, Esteban Ocon will be allocated one day, with Kevin Magnussen allocated the other, with the test due to take place on the Tuesday and Wednesday after the Spanish Grand Prix next weekend.

Although on loan from Mercedes, Ocon will also be driving for the team in the Spanish Grand Prix FP1 session, replacing Jolyon Palmer. Ocon will make his debut in the German DTM series this weekend, a series which protégé Pascal Wehrlein won last year, who has now received a Formula One drive with Manor Racing.

Image via Renault

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