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Pirelli Begins Testing of 2017 Tyres at Fiorano

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
1 Aug 1-2 2 Fiorano FER Wet
2 Aug 3-4 2 Mugello RBR Slick
3 Sep 6-7 2 Barcellona FER Slick
4 Sep 6-7-8 3 Paul Ricard MGP Slick
5 Sep 21-22 2 Paul Ricard MGP Wet
6 Oct 12-13 2 Barcellona MGP Slick
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
FER
RBR


Images by courtesy Pirelli

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