Pirelli have begun their testing of the 2017 tyre compounds on a modified Ferrari SF15-T at the famous Fiorano Test Track in Maranello, Italy.
Sebastian Vettel takes the wheel of the SF15-T on Monday and will hand over to Haas’ Esteban Gutierrez on Tuesday. The focus on this first test will be for wet weather tyres. The Fiorano track will be artificially dampened with sprinklers.
The new 2017 tyre dimensions are 25% wider than the current tyres and both the intermediate and full wet tyres will be test over the next two days.
Red Bull will get the first crack at the 2017 slick tyres on 3 and 4 August at Mugello. Mercedes will have their chance in September at Paul Ricard Test Track in France.
|CALENDAR BY DATE|
|TEST ON MULE CARS – 2017 SIZES|
|Session||Date||Test Days||Circuit||Car (s)||Tyres kind|
|4||Sep 6-7-8||3||Paul Ricard||MGP||Slick|
|5||Sep 21-22||2||Paul Ricard||MGP||Wet|
|7||Oct 14-15-16||3||Abu Dhabi||RBR||Slick|
|8||Nov 2-3||2||Abu Dhabi||RBR||Wet|
|9||Nov 14-15-16||3||Abu Dhabi||FER||Slick|
|10||Nov-29||3||Abu Dhabi||MGP||Final valid|
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