Kimi Raikkonen and Nico Hulkenberg are the first of the race drivers to be confirmed for the Young Drivers Test which takes place from 17th to 19th July.
The Young Drivers Test is conducted every year to give teams' test drivers a chance to run F1 machinery during mid-season. However, race drivers can take part in this year's Young Drivers Test to evaluate new tyres design which Pirelli brought after multiple tyre failures at the British Grand Prix. But they can only test them for a maximum of one day.
At Lotus, Raikkonen will take part on the final day, i.e July 19th with Nicolas Prost(son of four-time world champion Alain Prost) and David Valsecchi taking party on July 17th and 18th respectively.
"We have a lot planned across the three days. Obviously we want to give all three drivers the maximum track time possible as well as assessing the latest upgrades to the car." said Alan Permane, Lotus trackside operations head.
"Our aim on the third day will be to help Pirelli understand the latest changes to their tyres at the same venue where they most notably had issues this season.
"For Nico and Davide it's an opportunity to learn and improve, while for the team it is a great opportunity to try to refine some of the latest developments we have for the E21 [car].
"Kimi is also allowed to run, enabling him and other race drivers to test tyres for Pirelli. This will benefit both him and Romain [Grosjean, the other race driver] by granting us a better understanding of these tyres before we head to the next event in Hungary."
At Sauber, 2012 Formula Renault 3.5 World Series champion Robins Frinjs will get behind the wheels on the opening day and during the morning session of day two before handling duties to Nico Hulkenberg for the afternoon session. Kimi Sato, who currently leads the Auto GP championship will drive during the final day of the Young Drivers Test.