Pirelli has outlined its new 2017 tire test calendar for the remainder of the year, which will start with next week’s two-day in-season test at Silverstone (July 12 and 13).
Modified 2015 chassis from Ferrari, Red Bull and Mercedes will conduct the testing over 10 sessions that comprise 24 days of Pirelli’s new-for-2017 wider, bigger tires.
There’s four days in August, owing primarily to F1’s summer shutdown, with seven in September, five in October and eight in November. The final three-day test in Abu Dhabi in November will follow the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and be a group test comprising all three chassis.
The full breakdown via Pirelli is linked below:
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 Wets
2 Aug 3-4 2 Mugello RBR Slicks
3 Sep 6-7 2 Barcelona FER Slicks
4 Sep 6-7-8 3 Paul Ricard MGP Slicks
5 Sep 21-22 2 Paul Ricard MGP Wets
6 Oct 12-13 2 Barcelona MGP Slicks
7 Oct 14-15-16 3 Abu Dhabi RBR Slicks
8 Nov 2-3 2 Abu Dhabi RBR Wets
9 Nov 14-15-16 3 Abu Dhabi FER Slicks
10 Nov-29 3 Abu Dhabi ALL Final valid
And here’s the breakdown for testing the rest of this month:
16 July Fiorano Ferrari intermediates and full wets
18-19 July Vallelunga Red Bull slicks
*during the official in-season test that is happening at the same time with all the teams.Follow @TonyDiZinno