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Mercedes, Ferrari, and Other Teams Confirmed for Off-season F1 Test by Pirelli

Pirelli will collaborate with teams to test tyres with current F1 cars

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UNITED KINGDOM: As it continues developing new tyres for dry and wet conditions, Pirelli will collaborate with teams over the winter to test them with F1 cars this year.

On Tuesday, Yas Marina hosted the final group test for Formula One. However, between now and the start of the following season, teams will take part in additional tests individually or in pairs.

From December 3 to 4, Alfa Romeo will conduct the initial test at Paul Ricard using wet and intermediate compound tires. Two days later, AlphaTauri will test slick tyres at the Autodromo do Algarve in Portimo, Portugal, on December 14 and 15, while Ferrari will use its Fiorano test track.

There will be no running in January, but Paul Ricard will host a second test for the first four days of February. Before AlphaTauri takes over and runs wet-weather tyres for the final two days, Mercedes will use slick tyres for the first two days.

Finally, Mercedes will join Aston Martin for additional slick tyre testing at Jerez on February 7 and 8.

Only half of the ten F1 teams will attend Pirelli’s tyre tests. Simone Berra, Pirelli’s chief F1 engineer, said that only some teams have responded to the company’s query about their availability.

Recently, the performance of Pirelli’s wet weather tyres in extreme conditions has become a topic of discussion.

The Japanese Grand Prix has to be postponed due to rain and the subsequent decrease in visibility as spray emanates from cars.

The FIA said that analysis of tyre performance in wet weather conditions is ongoing between the FIA Technical Department and Pirelli in a subsequent investigation into an incident that occurred during the race.

The final F1 test in Jerez will be the last official outing for this year’s cars before the 2023 models are shown off in pre-season testing in Bahrain from February 23 to 25.

The Pirelli winter tyre development tests, coordinated with F1, do not take up any of the teams’ allotted annual time for filming and testing.

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