Fernando Alonso will be back in the cockpit of a McLaren F1 car next week, with the Spaniard earmarked for a the post-Bahrain Grand Prix test.
However, the two-time world champion, who remains an advisor to McLaren, will be entrusted with tyre testing for Pirelli with a full day of running onboard the Woking-based outfit's MCL34 scheduled on Tuesday and half a day on Wednesday.
Formula 1 exclusive tyre supplier dictates what compounds will be tested but the run will still provide Alonso with a good opportunity to assess the qualities of McLaren 2019 contender, with the team certainly looking forward to their special advisor's feedback.
McLaren announced its lineup for next week's first in-season test on Twitter.
Alongside the MCL34, we'll be running a test car for Pirelli at the #BahrainGP in-season test. Here's our line-up. ⬇️#MCL34
📅 Tues- Carlos AM Lando PM
📅 Weds- Lando@pirellisport
📅 Tues- Fernando
📅 Weds- Carlos AM Fernando PM pic.twitter.com/Rnat905fhi
— McLaren (@McLarenF1) March 28, 2019