Pirelli and F1 teams agree tire test schedule
ERJ staff report (TP)
Milan, Italy – Pirelli and the 11 Formula One teams, with the approval of the FIA, have confirmed the schedule of dedicated days (one per team) that each team will devote to tire testing this year, within the existing 2014 in-season test calendar.
Bahrain test (8-9 April)
Day 1 Caterham
Day 2 Mercedes and Williams
Barcelona test (13-14 May)
Day 1 Sauber and Toro Rosso
Day 2 Mclaren and Force India
Silverstone test (8-9 July)
Day 1 Ferrari and Lotus
Day 2 Red Bull and Marussia
The agreement, which was finalised during the final pre-season Bahrain test (from 27 February to 2 March), stipulates that each team will devote one day per year exclusively to testing the latest products and developments from Pirelli, within the framework of the existing test calendar. The definition of this tire test schedule has been agreed by all parties involved.
For the last two days of this year’s test calendar (Abu Dhabi, 25-26 November) Pirelli will supply all the teams with prototype tires in preparation for the 2015 season.
Each team will have to devote one day of testing this year to tires for 2015, as written in the latest sporting regulation (under article 22.6h). This new rule is the result of requests from Pirelli to Formula One’s rule-makers at the end of last season. The tires that each team will use during its nominated tire test days will be supplied by Pirelli and will not form part of the 135 allocated sets for testing purposes each year.
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Press release from Pirelli