Tests with Leclerc’s Ferrari in Barcelona have already been carried out, and Pirelli continues the tire program for next year’s World Championship. Next appointment at the end of March in Bahrain
Pirelli has planned ten development test sessions for 2021, for a total of 28 days, with nine Formula 1 teams ahead of the 2022 season which will introduce new technical regulations including the switch to 18-inch tires. The development program had already started in 2019 (in view of the transition that was initially supposed to take place in 2021) but was then suspended in 2020 due to the coronavirus.
test pirelli, the date
The first two sessions have already taken place in Jerez, Spain, with a Ferrari adapted and driven by Charles Leclerc from 22 to 24 February: both slick and wet tires were tested. Upcoming events in Bahrain from March 30 to April 1 with Ferrari and Alpine. Then Imola April 20-21 with Mercedes; Barcelona 11-12 May with Alpine, Red Bull and Alfa Romeo; Le Castellet 25-26 May with Mercedes; Zeltweg 6-7 July with AlphaTauri; Silverstone July 20-21 with Red Bull, Aston Martin and Haas; Budapest 3-4 August with Mercedes, McLaren and Ferrari; last days 15-16 September in Magny-Cours with Alpine.
pirelli tests, how they will be
In 2021, the 18-inch tests involve the use of both dry (slick, seven sessions) and wet (wet, three sessions) tires with four dedicated sessions and six that will take place immediately after a race weekend. This year, in total, the test sessions are spread over 20 machine days but, considering that more than one manufacturer will be involved in some sessions, in fact there will be 28 machine days in total (22 on dry and 6 on wet) .
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