a little more than two weeks, came the first information that pointed to the possibility that Pirelli have asked the FIA carry out a test extra dedicated exclusively to the development of rain tires, with one of the ‘cars mule’ used during the testing of 2016.
This week, it has been confirmed that the test will be held on 9 and 10 February, and that will be Ferrari the team in charge of putting on track your vehicle modified to perform the test, in your private circuit of Fiorano. The Italian brand has worked extensively with Pirelli to test and develop the new tyres of greater width than the cars of Formula 1 will be used in 2017, as Mercedes and Red Bull.
For the moment, it is unknown who will be the pilots in charge of carrying out these tests. This might not be the only litmus test for the compounds of wet Italian manufacturer, that would have raised the possibility of to use one of the days of the first batch of tests from the official Barcelona test with a wet track, to wet the track artificially if necessary, although this end has not been confirmed.
For its part, Ferrari if they have had the opportunity to ride on a wet track, during his second day of testing at the Fiorano circuit this Friday. With the aim of “to correlate the data of the simulator with those obtained on the track”, the new test driver of the Scuderia, Antonio Giovinazzi, put the wheel in the morning, and Kimi Räikkönen took the witness in the afternoon, suffering from conditions of rain and strong winds that burdened their many courses.