Pirelli release 2021-tyre testing schedule - Ferrari go first!

09-02-2020 12:15
by Nicolás Quarles van Ufford
F1 News
Pirelli release 2021-tyre testing schedule - Ferrari go first!

With one year left before the change from 13-inch tyres to the 18-inch version, Pirelli have released their testing schedule for the upcoming season, with every team on the F1 grid pitching in with at least one testing day to develop the new rubber as Charles Leclerc completed the first test on Saturday.

Pirelli are allowed 25 private testing days per year, with this year's testing being done in so-called mule cars from the 2019 season, a sort of standardised version of last season's cars. All 25 days, for obvious reasons, will be used to develop 2021's new 18-inch tyres, a five-inch increase from the current 13-inch wheels.

Leclerc has already kicked off proceedings in the south of Spain on Saturday, logging well over 100 laps at former (and potentially future) Spanish Grand Prix venue Jerez.

Ferrari will be completing the next testing day as well, which takes place at the start of March at the Italian team's testing track Fiorano. Check out the full schedule below!

2020 Pirelli 18-inch tyre testing schedule

Date Circuit Team(s)
08/02 Circuito de Jerez (Spain) Ferrari
05/03 Fiorano (Italy) Ferrari (wet)
24/03 Bahrain International Circuit (Bahrain) Renault
25/03 Bahrain International Circuit (Bahrain) Mercedes
12/05 Circuit de Catalunya (Spain) Red Bull Racing/Alfa Romeo/Renault
13/05 Circuit de Catalunya (Spain) Red Bull Racing/Alfa Romeo
26/05 Circuit Paul Ricard (France) Red Bull Racing (wet)
27/05 Circuit Paul Ricard (France) Red Bull Racing (wet) 
07/07 Red Bull Ring (Austria) AlphaTauri
08/07 Red Bull Ring (Austria) AlphaTauri 
21/07 Silverstone (England) Racing Point/Williams/McLaren
22/07 Silverstone (England) Racing Point/Williams
08/09 Circuit Paul Ricard (France) McLaren
09/09 Circuit Paul Ricard (France) Mercedes/Ferrari
10/09 Circuit Paul Ricard (France) Mercedes (wet)
11/09 Circuit Paul Ricard (France) Mercedes (wet)
13/10 Suzuka (Japan) Haas F1
14/10 Suzuka (Japan) Haas F1

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