Renault racing director Frédéric Vasseur has confirmed that Kevin Magnussen and reserve driver Esteban Ocon will be piloting the R.S.16 on the first in-season test of the season held after the Spanish Grand Prix.
The pair will be given the opportunity to sample the French constructor’s B-spec power unit ahead of the upgrade’s planned debut in Canada next month.
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Vasseur adds that Ocon will replace Jolyon Palmer in the opening free practice session at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Last time out in Russia, it was Magnussen who sat out FP1 while new recruit Sergey Sirotkin drove on home soil.
Teams have four days of in-season testing scheduled in 2016, with the second two-day group session taking place after the British Grand Prix on July 12/13. Under the current regulations, teams must field young drivers who have not started more than two grands prix in at least two of the allocated four days.
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