Kevin Magnussen will drive on the first two days of second pre-season test for McLaren

Jenson Button to take over MP4-29 on Friday and Saturday

By William Esler.   Last Updated: 19/02/14 11:12am

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Kevin Magnussen: Driving on first two days

Kevin Magnussen: Driving on first two days

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Kevin Magnussen will drive on the opening two days of this week's pre-season test in Bahrain for McLaren.

Jenson Button will then take over for the final two days of the second test, in a reversal of McLaren's original Jerez plans.

The Woking-based team were forced to miss the first day of running at the Spanish venue and both drivers got a day-and-a-half running each over the final three days.

The second test begins on Wednesday February 19 at the Bahrain International Circuit, with the teams keen to test the new 1.6-litre power units in warmer temperatures than they experienced in southern Spain, whilst Pirelli are also keen for more representative running on their 2014 rubber.

Bahrain Test One - Driver line-ups

Bahrain Test One - Driver line-ups

Red Bull: Sebastian Vettel - Wednesday and Thursday; Daniel Ricciardo - Friday and Saturday.

Ferrari: Fernando Alonso - Wednesday and Thursday; Kimi Raikkonen - Friday and Saturday.

Mercedes: Lewis Hamilton - Wednesday and Friday; Nico Rosberg - Thursday and Saturday.

Lotus: Romain Grosjean - Wednesday and Thursday; Pastor Maldonado - Friday and Saturday.

McLaren: Kevin Magnussen - Wednesday and Thursday; Jenson Button - Friday and Saturday.

Force India: Nico Hulkenberg - Wednesday and Thursday; Sergio Perez - Friday & Saturday.

Sauber: Adrian Sutil - Wednesday and Saturday; Esteban Gutierrez - Thursday and Friday.

Toro Rosso: Daniil Kvyat - Wednesday and Friday; Jean-Eric Vergne - Thursday and Saturday.

Williams: Felipe Massa - Wednesday; Remaining days to be confirmed.

Marussia: Jules Bianchi - Wednesday and Saturday; Max Chilton on Thursday and Friday.

Caterham: Robin Frijns - Wednesday; Kamui Kobayashi - Thursday and Saturday; Marcus Ericsson - Friday.

The Sky Sports F1 Online team will be providing live commentary of all three winter tests with live updates from trackside also on Sky Sports News.

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