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2017 Tyre Testing Schedule Announced By Pirelli

With new regulations coming into effect from the 2017 F1 season, Pirelli have announced the testing schedule for the new 2017 tyres.

Ferrari will kick off the first test with a modified version of the SF15-T at their Fiorano test track from 1-2 August. The test will be a wet weather tyre test. Ferrari will test the slick tyres in Barcelona between 6-7 September and again at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi from 14-16 November.

Red Bull will test at Mugello and Abu Dhabi in August and October, and November respectively. Mercedes will have its turn at Paul Ricard during September and once more in October.

The final test in Abu Dhabi on 29 November will be a validation test will all the teams taking place.

Pirelli 2017 Tyre Testing RoadmapThe entire testing program will take place over 10 sessions for a total of 24 days. Each team will have a total of 7 days of running and will be obliged to share the tyre data gathered during the tests with the other teams in the interest of sporting equity.

Wider Tyres

The 2017 Formula 1 season will see wider tyres both at the front and the rear of the cars. The rear tyre width increases by 80mm, going from 325mm to 405mm and the front tyre width increases by 60mm from 245mm to 305mm.

Tyre diameters have also increased to 675mm for the wet weather tyres and 680 mm for the slick tyres. The wheel rim stays unchanged at 13 inches.


Session Date Test Days Circuit Car (s) Tyres
1 1-2 August 2016 2 Fiorano Ferrari Wets
2 3-4 August 2016 2 Mugello Red Bull Racing Slicks
3 6-7 September 2016 2 Barcelona Ferrari Slicks
4 6-8 September 2016 3 Paul Ricard Mercedes Slicks
5 21-22 September 2016 2 Paul Ricard Mercedes Wets
6 12-13 October 2016 2 Barcelona Mercedes Slicks
7 14-16 October 2016 3 Abu Dhabi Red Bull Racing Slicks
8 2-3 November 2016 2 Abu Dhabi Red Bull Racing Wets
9 14-16 November 2016 3 Abu Dhabi Ferrari Slicks
10 29 November 2016 3 Abu Dhabi All Final validation


All photos by courtesy Pirelli

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Ritesh likes to think he is a true Tifosi, but he still remains fair to other teams. He supports two other teams which are not Red Bull and McLaren. Follow Ritesh on twitter @Humanshield_1

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