The Spanish and Hungarian Grand Prix venues are the ones been chosen by the teams for the in-season testing sessions during the 2018 Formula One, as the first test will take place this week, at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya The sporting regulations allow for such tests, providing they take place at circuits where a grand prix has just taken place.
It is also a stipulation that each team must allocate two of the four days for young driver testing. It was believed one team had been pushing for a test at the Paul Ricard circuit, which will host next year’s returning French GP, but the request did not gather sufficient support from rivals. There will also be a series of days dedicated to tyre testing to allow supplier Pirelli to test improvements to the design of its tyres.
As confirmed earlier today, Scuderia Ferrari will entrust Sebastian Vettel and Antonio Giovinazzi with test duties later this week in Barcelona at F1’s first in-season test scheduled on May 15-16.
Barcelona Testing (In-season) DAY ONE line-up [TOMORROW]:
Toro Rosso: Gelael
McLaren: Vandoorne & Norris [Pirelli test] Force India: Latifi & Russell [Pirelli test] Scuderia Ferrari: Vettel
Red Bull: TBC
Barcelona Testing (In-season) DAY TWO line-up [WEDNESDAY]:
Toro Rosso: Gasly
McLaren: Norris & Turvey [Pirelli test] Force India: Mazepin & Russell [Pirelli test] Scuderia Ferrari:Giovinazzi
Red Bull: TBC