Formula One tyre supplier Pirelli has officially announced its testing schedule for the 2018 F1 championship. Under current regulations, all ten teams partake in 25 days of running in current-year cars, offering Pirelli the possibility to refine its product moving forward.
The test programme is set to begin with Force India in Shanghai, and involve sessions at Fiorano (where Scuderia Ferrari will take part in the testing session), followed by Barcelona, Paul Ricard, Vallelunga, Silverstone, Suzuka and Mexico City.
Italian tyre manufacturer Pirelli is contracted to remain as Formula 1′ only tyre supplier through to the end of the 2019 season.
through to the end of 2019.
|Shanghai*||April 17-18||Slick||Force India|
|Fiorano||April 19-20||Wet||Scuderia Ferrari|
|Paul Ricard||May 30-31||Wet||Mercedes|
|Vallelunga||June 14-15||Slick||Toro Rosso|
|Silverstone||July 10-11||Slick||Red Bull/Williams|
|Paul Ricard||September 6-5||Wet||McLaren|
|Paul Ricard||September 20-21||Slick||Mercedes/Ferrari|