Ferrari, Red Bull and Mercedes will conduct 2017 tyre testing for Pirelli at five different circuits beginning next month.
The three teams will each be responsible for eight days of testing on dry and wet-weather rubber and also conduct a final joint test at Yas Marina after the end of the season. They are required to share all data from the tests with the other eight teams.
Ferrari will use a modified SF15-T chassis for the first test. The other teams will also use modified version of the 2015 cars to simulate next year’s higher downforce levels.
Pirelli is introducing wider tyres for 2017 which will see the fronts increase from 245mm wide to 305mm and rears grow from 325mm to 405mm.
|2||3rd-4th August||2||Mugello||Red Bull||Dry|
|3||6th-7th September||2||Circuit de Catalunya||Ferrari||Dry|
|4||6th-8th September||3||Paul Ricard||Mercedes||Dry|
|5||21st-22nd September||2||Paul Ricard||Mercedes||Wet|
|6||12th-13th October||2||Circuit de Catalunya||Mercedes||Dry|
|7||14th-16th October||3||Yas Marina||Red Bull||Dry|
|8||2nd-3rd November||2||Yas Marina||Red Bull||Wet|
|9||14th-16th November||3||Yas Marina||Ferrari||Dry|
|10||29th November||1||Yas Marina||Ferrari, Red Bull and Mercedes||Final|
Teams will also continue to conduct the planned tests using 2012 to 2014 specification cars running on current tyre dimensions. This includes Mercedes running a 2014 car during next week’s test at Silverstone, Ferrari running at Fiorano on July 16th and Red Bull running at Vallelunga on July 18th and 19th.
2017 F1 season
- Stripping Verstappen of 2017 US podium was “one of the toughest decisions” – steward
- Sepang pays Haas compensation for Grosjean’s 2017 crash
- Williams revenues rose in 2017 after Bottas deal with Mercedes
- New kerbs at COTA in response to Verstappen’s corner-cutting
- Australian Grand Prix cost government £56 million last year